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virgin media engineer by van

23rd May, 2019 (0 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has today announced that they have “plans to connect more homes” to their 516Mbps capable ultrafast broadband and TV network in Scotland, provided the Scottish Government and local authorities are able to support them. Sadly they haven’t said how much further they’d go.

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22nd May, 2019 (6 Comments)

The second stage of the annual Broadband Genie 2019 survey has today presented several awards to Zen Internet, the Post Office and Plusnet after they took the top spots across various different UK ISP performance categories. Overall budget ISP Plusnet took home the most wins, including for “Best Broadband Provider.“

virgin media van 540px

16th May, 2019 (15 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media UK has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’ve wisely “taken over” rival ISP Sky Broadband’s 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network in Swandicote (Derbyshire), which was originally built as part of a trial and is believed to have covered up to 5,000 local homes.

virgin media streetworks

15th May, 2019 (8 Comments)

Residents of Craigavon in County Armagh (Northern Ireland) have vented anger at the quality of work and disruption caused after UK cable ISP Virgin Media began street works in the area. This forms part of a major expansion to extend the coverage of their TV and 500Mbps ultrafast broadband network.

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14th May, 2019 (9 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s (Virgin Mobile) EE powered mobile network (MVNO) platform are suffering a major outage today, which appears to be preventing many of them from making calls, sending texts or accessing data (mobile broadband) connectivity.

speed up broadband internet uk performance

8th May, 2019 (19 Comments)

The national UK telecoms regulator has today published their 2019 study of fixed line home broadband ISP speeds, which reports that the average download rate has risen from 46.2Mbps last year to 54.2Mbps now and uploads hit 7.2Mbps (up from 6.2Mbps). But the gap between urban and rural areas has worsened.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

7th May, 2019 (11 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has posted their latest results for the first quarter of 2019, which saw their UK cable broadband and TV network grow its coverage by another 102,000 premises and their total internet access base add +35,000 new customers to total 5,259,600 (up from the 21.7k added in Q4 2018).

consumer complaints and feedback uk isp

30th April, 2019 (2 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their 2019 survey of UK service quality, call waiting times, complaints and install times among the largest broadband ISPs and mobile operators. Overall TalkTalk attracted the lowest satisfaction for home broadband (79%) and Tesco Mobile did the same for mobile (90%).

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

29th April, 2019 (51 Comments)

As expected cable operator Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has today unveiled their new 500Mbps download capable (35Mbps upload) ultrafast broadband package (VIVID 500), which is being introduced as part of a soft launch alongside a new triple-play V.VIP TV Bundle (average speed of 516Mbps).

virgin media black logo

25th April, 2019 (2 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has today announced the appointment of Jeff Dodds to become their new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Jeff will take over the position from Lutz Schüler on 11th June 2019, which follows hot on the heels of Lutz’s own appointment (here) to become the provider’s new CEO.

virgin media fast broadband 2017

24th April, 2019 (52 Comments)

A growing number of Virgin Media’s UK cable broadband ISP subscribers, primarily those on their 350Mbps tier, are today reporting that their upload speeds have been given a boost to 35Mbps (Max Traffic Rate of 38.5Mbps). This is the same upstream rate as we’re expecting their imminent 500Mbps plan to launch alongside.

virgin media black logo

24th April, 2019 (0 Comments)

The parent company of cable broadband ISP Virgin Media, Liberty Global, has announced that after a six year reign the company’s UK CEO, Tom Mockridge, is to be replaced by its current Chief Operating Officer, Lutz Schüler, who only took up the position of COO in September last year.

virgin media v6 tv iptv set-top-box uk

23rd April, 2019 (7 Comments)

Customers of cable ISP Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband and TV service will soon be able to access Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service on their Ultra HD V6 set-top-box, which is thanks to a new agreement between the internet shopping giant and VM’s pan-European parent company Liberty Global.

vodafone ftth 900mbps gigafast broadband

17th April, 2019 (16 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has successfully nudged the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban Vodafone from using the term “Gigafast” to generally promote their slower Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) based broadband tiers, which offered average speeds that range from 100Mbps to 900Mbps (i.e. not only 1Gbps).

copper vs fibre coppersaurus

15th April, 2019 (60 Comments)

The UK High Court of Justice has today dismissed Cityfibre’s Judicial Review of the Advertising Standards Authority’s decision to allow slower “part fibre” (hybrid fibre) ISPs to use “fibre” terminology in their broadband adverts, which Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTH/P) providers have long felt to be “misleading“.

telephone united kingdom communications

11th April, 2019 (19 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has launched a shotgun blast of three new consultations today that cover how the fixed line broadband ISP and phone market will need to change as consumers are migrated from old analogue telephone services (PSTN) to new digital Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) platforms.

virgin media fibre optic spades

8th April, 2019 (25 Comments)

Liberty Global, the owner of UK cable operator Virgin Media and one that has traditionally shunned the idea of providing true wholesale access to their ultrafast broadband network (a mix of hybrid fibre coax and full fibre FTTP), is now alleged by one newspaper’s sources to be reviewing the idea again.

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