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Virgin Media’s FTTP Covers 12,000 Premises in Heysham and Lancaster

Tuesday, Jan 16th, 2024 (5:19 pm) - Score 760

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2) and nexfibre have today announced that more than 12,000 extra homes and businesses – across both the large coastal village of Heysham and the small city of Lancaster in Lancashire (England) – can now access their new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) network.

Heysham and Lancaster are only the latest in a long list of locations that, over the past few months, have reported the completion of sizeable broadband coverage expansion projects – including Brentwood (Essex), Sheffield (South Yorkshire), Scarborough (North Yorkshire), Coleraine (County Londonderry), Wakefield (West Yorkshire) and Doncaster (South Yorkshire) etc. All of this reflects work conducted via wholesale operator nexfibre.

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 (starting with 5 million by 2026) in areas NOT currently served by Virgin Media’s own network of 16m+ premises. But Virgin Media, which shares some of the same parents, is currently the only ISP on this network (here).

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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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8 Responses
  1. Avatar photo Tempest3K says:

    Nexfibre also doing a load of infill in York’s footprint for VM with multiple areas now live.

  2. Avatar photo K says:

    I was wondering if anyone knows this – if its up to 10 gigabits per second when can a customer order 10 gbps?

    1. Avatar photo Martyn says:

      Currently on 2gb myself. its the 200 upload that I only really appreciate more tbh 😛

  3. Avatar photo john says:

    Is there any informed speculation on when other ISPs will be able to offer services over Virgins network? And will this apply to the cable network or only fibre?

    1. Avatar photo K says:

      From what i remember there was talk of Sky expanding from not just OR network but VM as well.

  4. Avatar photo ChrisB says:

    Nexfibre are currently deploying in my area (North Norfolk), but what isn’t clear is whether the ISP will purely be Virgin Media or will other ISPs be allowed to run over the Nexfibre full fibre network?

    1. Avatar photo Murray says:

      Essentially yes other can strike carriage deals a bit like Sky in Ireland have done with Virgin

  5. Avatar photo Helen Joyce says:

    Please help me to breath please I beg of ye please I have a breathing device that is connected to a WiFi so I get connection to be able to breath like I am have always been able to breath please don’t stop me from bo❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️helen

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