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15th December, 2017 - 12:46 pm (4 Comments)

The Connected Nations 2017 report has today been published by Ofcom, which reveals a huge rise in the availability of fixed line 300Mbps+ “ultrafast broadband” services to 36% of the UK (up from 2% last year). Elsewhere 4% (1.1 million premises) still cannot receive speeds of 10Mbps+ (down from 6%).

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11th December, 2017 - 11:31 am (6 Comments)

Some 9,000 homes and businesses in the new Tyne and Wear (England) based town of Washington will be the next to benefit from Virgin Media’s £3bn Project Lighting network expansion, which aims to complete its local deployment by the end of 2019.


29th November, 2017 - 10:38 am (11 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media UK has announced that an extra 16,000 homes and businesses in the County of Durham (North East England) will be the next to gain access to their 350Mbps capable broadband and TV network, with the local deployment work being set to complete by the end of 2019.

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27th November, 2017 - 8:10 am (13 Comments)

Virgin Media’s attempts to deploy ultrafast broadband and cable TV services around the Highcliff area of Christchurch in Dorset (UK) have been slowed a little after several residents of Braemer Drive complained that their engineering teams were causing too much noise and traffic disruption.


23rd November, 2017 - 12:01 am (33 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has today determined that it is “not materially misleading” to describe broadband services that use fibre optic cables for only part of the connection to consumers’ homes (e.g. FTTC) as “fibre broadband“, much to the annoyance of UK MPs and critics.

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20th November, 2017 - 12:43 pm (1 Comment)

Approximately 3,000 homes and businesses in Wembley (North West London) are the next in line to benefit from Virgin Media’s £3bn Project Lightning network expansion, which will give them access to ultrafast broadband speeds of up to 350Mbps and cable TV services.

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10th November, 2017 - 1:42 pm (20 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media, which delivers ultrafast broadband and TV services to over half of UK premises (mostly urban areas), has put out a fresh call for existing customers in Andover, Baguley, Middlesbrough, Reading, Stockton-on-Tees and Swansea to help trial some of their future internet technologies.

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4th November, 2017 - 12:01 am (26 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media Business‘s “Voom Fibre” cable broadband products are suffering from a long running problem due to how the operator handles Static IP addresses on their Hitron router, which can result in VMB’s up to 350Mbps packages struggling to deliver a fast and stable service.

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2nd November, 2017 - 7:29 am (1 Comment)

The latest Q3 2017 (calendar) results from Virgin Media (Liberty Global) reveal that the operator has expanded their UK cable network to cover another 147,000 premises during the quarter, while broadband subscribers have risen to total 5,080,100 (up by +51.8K in Q3 vs +30.9K in Q2 and +80.7K in Q1).

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31st October, 2017 - 12:44 pm (15 Comments)

Comparison site Cable has published the winners of a huge new ISP survey, which interviewed 16,753 UK broadband customers to identify the best providers via five categories (reliability, value for money, customer service, speed and switching). Virgin Media and Plusnet came top.

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21st October, 2017 - 12:01 am (20 Comments)

A survey of 1,709 UK telecoms customers in June to July 2017, which was conducted by Which?, found that 53% had experienced a “problem with their broadband” in the last year. Sadly customers of Virgin Media (61%), TalkTalk (60%), Sky Broadband (56%) and BT (54%) were “most likely” to suffer.

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16th October, 2017 - 2:15 pm (5 Comments)

The City of London Corporation has today announced that their ultrafast “gigabit speed” capable free public WiFi network, which will be operated by O2 and Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure (CTIL) under a 15 year contract, has finally gone live across the ‘Square Mile’ area.

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12th October, 2017 - 8:17 am (15 Comments)

The dream of 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which could one day be deployed on Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) based cable networks like Virgin Media, has taken another step forward after CableLabs completed the technology’s official specification.

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10th October, 2017 - 1:59 pm (10 Comments)

Customers of mobile operator EE (BT) and its MVNO partners (e.g. Virgin Media) are reporting that they are unable to make voice calls after a major outage struck the network. The incident, which is cropping up across the United Kingdom, appears to have started just after 10am today and is on-going.

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9th October, 2017 - 7:12 am (21 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today started a short “Flash Sale” of their standalone 50-300Mbps ultrafast cable broadband packages, which cuts a few extra pounds off the existing discounts and will be available to order by new customers until 11th October 2017.

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8th October, 2017 - 7:58 am (18 Comments)

The latest independent data to September 2017 has estimated that “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) capable fixed line networks now cover 93.9% of premises in the United Kingdom (96.6% if you include all “fibre based” lines of any speed inc. sub-24Mbps), with Wales and Scotland both touching completion.

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4th October, 2017 - 11:51 am (153 Comments)

New research has estimated that between 950,000 and 1.1 million premises, which were already being catered for by Virgin Media’s cable broadband network, have been overbuilt by networks (e.g. Openreach (BT)) supported through the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project.

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