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22nd July, 2019 (1 Comment)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media has today announced the completion of another rollout of their 500Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which has just reached 4,000 premises in the historic West Yorkshire market town of Pontefract.

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22nd July, 2019 (4 Comments)

A new analysis of broadband coverage in the UK has indicated that 77.8% of new build homes constructed across the whole of 2019 so far were connected to a “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP network (up from 70.5% in 2018), which rises to 94% for “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) coverage (up from 93% last year).

virgin media v6 tv iptv set-top-box uk

22nd July, 2019 (1 Comment)

Cable TV and broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has confirmed that Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service is now live on their Ultra HD (4K) Virgin TV V6 set-top-box (i.e. it’s today been automatically downloaded). As usual you’ll still need a subscription to Prime (from £5.99 per month) to watch the content itself.

virgin_media_engineers_plan_map

20th July, 2019 (19 Comments)

Cable TV and broadband operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) is reported to be examining the possibility of creating a new company in the UK, which could compete with Openreach (BT) in rural areas by building its own Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network (open access for other ISPs to harness).

avonline networks virgin media

18th July, 2019 (5 Comments)

Cable TV and broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has signed telecoms builder Avonline Networks (M Group Services), which will support the rollout of their Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based RFoG / DOCSIS network to 70,000 extra premises across the South West of England, Wales and North East England.

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18th July, 2019 (8 Comments)

Cable broadband and TV operator Virgin Media has agreed to a new multi-year partnership with Sky TV (Sky Broadband), which will not only extend their existing access to Sky’s TV channels but from next year it will also give them access to Sky’s Ultra HD (4K) linear and additional video-on-demand content.

pirate internet piracy flag

18th July, 2019 (2 Comments)

The UK High Court of Justice has refused notorious copyright trolls – Golden Eye (GEIL) and Mircom International – access to obtain “tens of thousands” of customer records from cable broadband ISP Virgin Media (these would have been used to pursue claims of internet piracy), which occurred because their evidence was ruled inadequate.

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18th July, 2019 (5 Comments)

A new survey of 3,807 consumers by Which? has revealed the top consumer complaints for each of the UK markets largest TV and broadband ISPs. Overall the study found that 70% had experienced an “issue” with their provider and customers of cable operator Virgin Media were the most likely to have had problems.

virgin media small trench digger fibre

15th July, 2019 (6 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has today announced that they’ve completed the rollout of their 500Mbps+ capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based DOCSIS / RFoG broadband and phone network to cover 4,000 extra homes in the Gorton area of Manchester.

virgin media imgur blocked

15th July, 2019 (6 Comments)

A number of customers from cable broadband provider Virgin Media are reporting that the ISP has blocked the whole of the popular picture sharing website Imgur.com through its Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) linked proxy filter, which normally only targets criminal pages that depict indecent images of children.

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9th July, 2019 (4 Comments)

Cable TV and ultrafast broadband ISP Virgin Media looks set to extend their network coverage to several thousand more homes in Hampshire (England) by the end of 2019. A big chunk of the new work appears to be taking place in the large village of Bishopstoke, which sits just outside of Eastleigh.

virgin media fibre optic spades

8th July, 2019 (2 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has announced that they’ve just completed an extension of their 500Mbps+ capable broadband and TV network to cover an additional 2,500 premises in the large village of Kiveton, which resides within the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire (England).

united kingdom digital connectivity

4th July, 2019 (1 Comment)

Ofcom has today published their 2019 Communications Market Report (CMR), which reveals the latest information about the take-up and impact of Fixed Line Broadband, Phone, Mobile, TV and Radio services across the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland).

virgin media engineer touching fibre optic wires

3rd July, 2019 (0 Comments)

A new wayleave (land access) agreement means that cable operator Virgin Media will now be able to extend their 500Mbps+ broadband and TV network to cover an additional 2,700 homes in the north of Manchester, which once completed will give them a total coverage in the metropolitan region of 714,000 premises.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

1st July, 2019 (19 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK appears to have quietly started boosting the upload speeds of customers on their 200Mbps ultrafast broadband (download) packages, which previously experienced an upload rate of 12Mbps but is now being boosted to 20Mbps. On top of that they’ve also hiked some of their prices.

virgin_media_radio_trial_square

26th June, 2019 (9 Comments)

A new trial has enabled cable operator Virgin Media UK to deploy a 1Gbps (150Mbps upload) capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / RFoG) broadband network into the Berkshire village of Greenham near Newbury, which was made possible by feeding the network via a 10Gbps high-capacity millimetre wave (mmW) radio link.

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25th June, 2019 (23 Comments)

Cable broadband and TV operators, such as Virgin Media in the UK, that have adopted or are in the process of adopting the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard could also benefit from a new software update. This could enable them to deliver ultra low latency times of around 1ms (millisecond) or less.

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