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Virgin Media O2 UK Logo is forged

11th May, 2022 (52 Comments)

Broadband ISP and mobile operator Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2) have today published their combined results for Q1 2022, which confirms that their plan to upgrade existing Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) network areas with Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology has now begun. But their fixed line broadband base took a hit.

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9th May, 2022 (24 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) has kicked off the week by launching a different kind of discount on their standalone broadband packages – called “Solus Boost“, which essentially cuts the price of all their packages – from 100Mbps to 1Gbps – to just £28 per month for the first 6 months of service (original pricing thereafter).

virgin_media_gig1fibre_broadband

4th May, 2022 (12 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has responded to a BT complaint by banning a UK website and TV advert for Virgin Media’s Gig1 Fibre broadband package, which saw the operator promote itself as the “UK’s fastest major broadband provider“, after they failed to include sufficient information to verify their comparisons.

27th April, 2022 (14 Comments)

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Rural Powerhouse has today published a new report that warns “Rural Britain is not a museum” and is being “held back” by, among many other things, “slow” broadband connectivity and the need to urgently improve 4G and 5G mobile infrastructure.

Gigabit-Broadband-Speed-Sign-in-Black

15th April, 2022 (16 Comments)

Last year we wrote an article to examine how much each gigabit-capable UK ISP charges for their top 1Gbps (1000Mbps+) home broadband tier (here). As promised, we’ve returned in 2022 to take another look and see whether the increasingly competitive market is having an impact on prices.

Virgin Media O2 Female Fibre Splicer

31st March, 2022 (4 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2) has today confirmed that their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network has just been extended, slightly, to cover a further 1,200 homes in the Greater Manchester town of Wigan.

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22nd March, 2022 (18 Comments)

The two sides of VMO2 – O2 and Virgin Media – have today issued somewhat of a progress update on their various fixed broadband and mobile deployments across Wales, which among others things reveals that they’ve boosted 4G network capacity in 5,800 postcodes during 2021 and 412,000 premises can now get gigabit speeds.

Virgin Media O2 Engineer Working Inside FTTP Cabinet

24th February, 2022 (1 Comment)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2) has today confirmed that their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network has, for the first time, been made available to over 17,000 homes in the Cricklewood area of London. Some 3,000 homes in Castleford (West Yorkshire) have also been added.

virgin media engineer poking cabinet

21st February, 2022 (31 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) has this morning sweetened the existing discounts on their ultrafast broadband and phone bundles, which knocks a few extra pounds off the previous offer. Packages now start at just £25 per month for a speed of 108Mbps (10Mbps upload) with free setup (usually £35) and included weekend calls.

Virgin Media O2 Engineer Talking to Woman

18th February, 2022 (41 Comments)

Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2) have today published their combined results for Q4 2021, which finally confirmed their long-awaited plan to extend the operator’s Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover around 23 million UK premises by 2027 (7 million more than today) via a new Joint Venture.

16th February, 2022 (18 Comments)

Customers of gigabit-capable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2) will be pleased to know that the operator has today finally moved to scrap one of their most irritating policies, which charged early exit fees when subscribers moved house into a location that was outside the operator’s existing network area (off-net).

Virgin Media Business UK Hitron CHITA Router

12th February, 2022 (19 Comments)

After many years of waiting, it looks as if broadband ISP Virgin Media Business (VMO2) will finally introduce a new DOCSIS 3.1 powered router for customers, which looks as if it will be based off the Hitron Chita cable gateway and could herald the long-overdue arrival of a new 1Gbps package.

uk map broadband mobile isp computer network

2nd February, 2022 (30 Comments)

The government will today publish their “flagship” Levelling Up White Paper, which sets out their “plan to transform the UK by spreading opportunity and prosperity to all parts of it” and also confirms their revised broadband target – that “by 2030, the UK will have nationwide gigabit-capable broadband.”

Virgin Media O2 Engineers Holding Fibre Cables

29th January, 2022 (15 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media UK (VMO2) has announced that an additional 10,000 homes across West Yorkshire, including in Otley, Menston, Burley-in-Wharfedale and Guiseley, have now gained access to their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

Virgin Media O2 Fibre Splicing

28th January, 2022 (5 Comments)

CityFibre wasn’t the only fibre broadband operator to be impacted by last year’s collapse of UK civil engineering firm NMCN (here), with ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) also being impacted. The good news is that Svella Connect, which acquired NMCN’s old business, has now completed the transfer of related contracts with Virgin.

virgin_media_hub4_router_official_front

25th January, 2022 (67 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) will this morning discount the price of their top “Gig1 Fibre Broadband” (1130Mbps download and 52Mbps upload) package, for new customers, from £62 to £50.99 per month on an 18-month term (a one-off £35 setup fee also applies).

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19th January, 2022 (27 Comments)

The Public Accounts Committee has today issued a new report on the progress being made by the UK Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit rural broadband rollout programme, which questions whether it will meet its targets and criticises the project for “relying too heavily on commercial contractors for the progress that has been made.”

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