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Virgin Media UK Extends FTTP Broadband to New Edlington

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 (12:44 pm) - Score 1,227

Cable and fibre optic ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has continued their stream of piecemeal roll-out announcements today by revealing that 2,600 premises in New Edlington (Doncaster, Yorkshire) have now been reached by their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband and TV network.

The local roll-out forms part of VM’s Project Lightning build, which aims to add an additional 3-4 million premises to their UK coverage (so far they’ve completed around 2 million) using a mix of FTTP via Radio Frequency Over Glass (RFoG) and Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) technology. Both methods make use of the DOCSIS standard so as to harness the same consumer hardware.

On top of that VM recently started to deploy their new DOCSIS 3.1 network upgrade (here), which by the end of 2021 aims to have boosted their top broadband download speeds to 1Gbps+ (currently live around Southampton, Greater Manchester and Reading). Until then their top package is a 516Mbps service with uploads of 36Mbps (average).

Hugh Woolford, VM’s Regional Director for Yorkshire, said:

“New Edlington residents and businesses will now be able to benefit from a huge digital boost thanks to the completion of our ultrafast broadband expansion in the area. This will make browsing, streaming, downloading and working from home feel seamless.”

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3 Responses
  1. Avatar Somerset

    Rolling out in Weston-super-Mare with fibre. See roadworks.

  2. Avatar Arch

    Thank you for saying it’s piecemeal! They really are the most benign announcements! If they want to excite people they need to get Gig1 rolled out as fast as possible and also raise the upload to 100mbps!

    • Avatar CarlT

      As long as you ignore that the vast majority of people couldn’t care less about Gig1, and that this is a big deal for those who can now take advantage of ultrafast, far bigger a deal than epeen gigabit vanity tiers, absolutely.

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