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7,000 Extra Skipton and Glusburn Premises Get Virgin Media O2’s Full Fibre

Wednesday, Dec 6th, 2023 (12:40 pm) - Score 640
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Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2) and network operator nexfibre have confirmed that an additional 7,000 homes and businesses in the North Yorkshire (England) town of Skipton and village of Glusburn have now been reached by their new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) network.

Just to recap. Telefónica, Liberty Global and InfraVia Capital Partners created a new joint venture called nexfibre in 2022 (here) – backed by £4.5bn – that aims to deploy an open access full fibre network to reach “up to” 7 million UK homes in areas NOT currently served by Virgin Media’s own network – starting with 5 million by 2026. But Virgin Media, which shares some of the same parents, is currently the only ISP on this network (here).

Julie Agnew, VMO2’s MD of Fixed Network Expansion, said: “7,000 more people in Skipton and Glusburn can now feel the benefit of Virgin Media’s services – with packages that include everything from next generation gigabit broadband to easy-to-use TV streaming and entertainment services.

The VMO2 press announcement on this is actually quite confusing, as it chops and changes between conflicting statements. For example, there’s the reference to “7,000 more people” above, then elsewhere they say “more than 7,000 homes and businesses” (premises and people are not the same measure) and in one sentence they also confuse all of this by saying “more than 24,000 additional homes and businesses” – all for both locations. We’ve gone with 7,000 premises as it’s the most repeated one.

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By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on X (Twitter), Mastodon, Facebook and .
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3 Responses
  1. Avatar photo James says:

    Well when I was at VM Julie Agnew couldn’t tell her A ss from her elbow, so doesn’t surprise me!

  2. Avatar photo Annoyed socialist says:

    So many warriors without a war to fight, So they find there way onto the Internet and swap a broadsword for a keyboard.

  3. Avatar photo Maz says:

    Do we have any confirmation on whether XGSPON will be available as an upgrade to VM Customers? Seen many conflicting statements now and now VM arent offering it in areas they already serve

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