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New home being built with bricks on white background

25th February, 2021 (3 Comments)

The latest independent H2 2020 study of broadband coverage in UK new build homes has indicated that 88.5% of houses constructed last year were connected to a “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP network (up from 87.3% in H1 2020), which rises to 97.7% for 30Mbps+ “superfast broadband” services (unchanged).

virgin_tv_360

25th February, 2021 (33 Comments)

Customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media UK, specifically their pay TV service, may be pleased to learn that they can now add the ‘Sky Entertainment’ and ‘Sky Cinema’ channels in Ultra HD (4K) to their current package, which is available to all new Ultimate Oomph customers at no extra cost but will cost others an extra £6 per month.

25th February, 2021 (0 Comments)

The Newcastle City Council (NCC) has announced that they’ve appointed Aspire Technology Solutions – working in partnership with Virgin Media Business (Wholesale) – to extend a 100Gbps capable “full fibre” network to serve “hundreds of public sector sites across the region.”

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24th February, 2021 (7 Comments)

Sky UK (Sky Mobile, Sky Broadband) and Vodafone have today published their responses to the Competition and Markets Authority‘s (CMA) on-going phase 2 investigation into the proposed £31bn merger between mobile operator O2 and broadband ISP (inc. TV, phone) Virgin Media, which raises a number of competition concerns.

virgin media cable van and two engineers

24th February, 2021 (7 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has just completed another extension of their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband and TV network to cover 2,600 homes in the large modern village of Allington (Kent), which is home to a local population of around 7,000 people.

virgin media red broadband logo

16th February, 2021 (17 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has just published their latest Q4 2020 results, which saw their network coverage extend to another 115,000 premises and their internet access base add +54,700 new customers (up from +47k in the previous quarter) to total 5,420,100.

16th February, 2021 (87 Comments)

A long-running problem on Virgin Media’s broadband ISP network in Long Ditton, a residential suburb in the Borough of Elmbridge (Surrey, UK), has resulted in such slow speeds that some customers have resorted to unusual fixes, such as parking on neighbours driveways to borrow WiFi or returning to the office instead of working from home.

15th February, 2021 (20 Comments)

The winners of the annual Uswitch.com Awards 2021 have today been unveiled, which among other categories saw UK ISP Plusnet scoop the win for “Broadband Provider of the Year“, while Virgin Media once again grabbed the “Fastest Broadband Provider” crown and BT were named best “TV Provider of the Year.” Read on for the full list.

virgin media v6 tv iptv set-top-box uk

12th February, 2021 (2 Comments)

Customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media, specifically those who take their Pay TV bundles, may be pleased to know that they’ll all be given free access to 22 entertainment, lifestyle, and learning-based channels from Monday 15th February, including thousands of on-demand episodes. But it’s only temporary.

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11th February, 2021 (4 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has announced that they will hire more than 400 new employees in graduate, intern and apprenticeship roles during 2021, which is said to mark a 163% increase from 2020.

10th February, 2021 (12 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’ve started to deploy their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband and TV network across the coastal Somerset town of Burnham-on-Sea, which is home to a total population of around 20,000 people.

virgin media red broadband logo

8th February, 2021 (45 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has quietly made an important little change to their top unlimited mobile data plan, which removes the requirement for those who take it out to be an existing customer of their current pay TV, fixed line internet or home phone products.

5th February, 2021 (23 Comments)

Major record labels, including the British Recorded Music Industry (BPI) and Phonographic Performance (PPL), have gone to the UK High Court in an attempt to force six of the country’s largest broadband ISPs to extend their website blocks for copyright infringement to include sites that facilitate stream ripping and cyberlocker Nitroflare.

virgin media engineer ofcom observing

4th February, 2021 (12 Comments)

Some 9,800 additional homes in the Oldham area of Greater Manchester have just become the latest to benefit from the on-going expansion of UK ISP Virgin Media’s (Liberty Global) new gigabit-capable and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which has benefited from last year’s Dark Fibre contract.

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3rd February, 2021 (23 Comments)

As expected the UK telecoms regulator has today published detailed proposals for a new simpler “one touch” switching process for all broadband customers, which from December 2022 will make it easier for consumers to switch between ISPs on physically separate networks (e.g. Openreach’s full fibre to Cityfibre or Virgin Media etc.).

3rd February, 2021 (3 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media UK has today become the latest operator to launch their own “Help for Home Learners’” initiative, which will provide 1,500 laptops and 4G mobile dongles (inc. 25GB of Mobile Data) to “disadvantaged schoolchildren” across the country to help during lockdown.

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2nd February, 2021 (15 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Q3 2020 consumer complaints report has just been published, which names UK ISP Vodafone as attracting the most gripes for home broadband, while Plusnet did the same for landline phone, Virgin Mobile were the worst for Mobile services and Virgin Media came bottom for Pay TV.

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