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Virgin Media UK Extends Full Fibre to 4,700 Kensal Green Homes

Monday, December 14th, 2020 (8:22 am) - Score 1,248
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Some 4,700 additional premises in the residential area of Kensal Green, which sits within the London boroughs of Brent and Kensington and Chelsea, have just become the latest location to benefit from the expansion of Virgin Media UK’s new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband network.

The deployment forms part of the operator’s £3bn on-going Project Lightning build, which originally aimed to add an additional 4 million premises to their UK coverage by 2020 but has so far only completed 2.4 million. Most of their existing network was deployed using Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC), but recent builds tend to use FTTP via Radio Frequency Over Glass (RFoG) – both methods make use of the DOCSIS standard so as to harness the same consumer hardware.

At the same time Virgin Media is also rolling out their latest DOCSIS 3.1 network upgrade across the United Kingdom, which by the end of 2021 aims to have made download speeds of 1Gbps+ possible across their entire network (here). Outside of those areas you can expect average speeds of up to 636Mbps from their existing EuroDOCSIS 3.0 based packages, but happily Kensal Green’s locals can already order the top 1Gbps+ service.

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  1. Avatar Randy says:

    This week, in Littletown-upon-Nobodyliveshere we’ll be handing out … gigabits.
    Meanwhile, in a city with 110,000 residents… ooo arr get off my land, you can’t put that fibre here.

    Yay. Love living with luddites and uninterested ISPs.

    1. Avatar Archie says:

      Feels like it, doesn’t it? I’m (not) enjoying reading a new article on here every week about the government continually watering down their ‘commitments’.

  2. Avatar Optical says:

    I wish Virgin Media would finally get around to laying fibre in my little corner of Bath,must be the only area not covered.

  3. Avatar MR STEVEN CANNON says:

    I wish Virgin Media would finally get around to laying fibre in my street in Fife as it is in my town just not in my street ,must be the only street not covered and I am game/content streamer but my current Internet provider can’t provide me with the right upload speeds to stream

  4. Avatar David Roberts says:

    Yet again everyone in the South gets the benefits once more

  5. Avatar GenXer says:

    The initial roll-out of Cable in Brent left large gaps in the network. It looks like Virgin is now closing these gaps. Looking on Londonworks, they major civils underway in Cricklewood where they currently have no coverage.

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