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6th November, 2018 (35 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk has learnt that cable ISP Virgin Media have recently started inviting selected customers to take part in a secret new “broadband trial” (VMBW2) for Smart Wi-Fi technology, which aims to boost the overall network performance and improve connectivity to WiFi enabled devices.

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30th October, 2018 (5 Comments)

A new survey of 7,026 broadband customers, which was conducted by consumer magazine Which? in July 2018, has examined 12 of the biggest UK home broadband ISPs and found that customers of Virgin Media were the most likely to experience problems with their service. Meanwhile subscribers to Zen Internet had the least moans.

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24th October, 2018 (1 Comment)

The Scottish Government is consulting on changes to Section 130 of the New Road & Street Works Act 1991, which seeks to create a uniform technical standard for “narrow trenching“. This could encourage greater use of the technique by broadband network builders and better safeguards across Scotland’s 33 road authorities.

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22nd October, 2018 (23 Comments)

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has today confirmed that they intend to pursue tentative plans to setup a new “administrative site blocking” process (as opposed to requiring a High Court injunction), which would require broadband ISPs to block customers from accessing websites that facilitate internet piracy.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

15th October, 2018 (8 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s UK cable broadband and TV network in parts of London (particularly the western side) are tonight suffering from a major network outage due to an unspecified power fault, which began after 4pm today and is currently still on-going.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

15th October, 2018 (0 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK appears to be running a new time limited promotion that doubles the service speeds on certain VIVID home broadband bundles “at no additional cost“, which sees a number of 50Mbps and 100Mbps packages being increased to 100Mbps and 200Mbps respectively.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

2nd October, 2018 (12 Comments)

Some customers of UK cable broadband, TV and phone operator Virgin Media have been left confused and frustrated by support staff after they were given conflicting information about the fate of ‘Line Rental Saver’, which offers a discount in return for annually pre-paying your line rental charge.

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25th September, 2018 (26 Comments)

Fibre optic UK network builder Cityfibre has recruited TV celebrity Dominic Littlewood – famous for The One Show, Fake Britain and Cowboy Builders (among others) – to help support their on-going campaign against “misleading” uses of “fibre” terminology in adverts by slower hybrid fibre broadband ISPs.

virgin media test and dun valley ftth build uk

24th September, 2018 (20 Comments)

Some 640 premises in Chilbolton and Goodworth Clatford can now access Virgin Media’s Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband and TV network. These are among the first to benefit from a new community driven scheme that is extending the service to cover 12 villages in the Test and Dun Valleys of Hampshire.

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24th September, 2018 (9 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s mobile service may be pleased to learn that the UK cable ISP claims to be boosting their maximum 4G mobile data speeds by 40% from 50Mbps to 70Mbp “at no extra cost“. On top of that they’ve also launched ‘Spending Caps’ to give users more control.

virgin media black logo

19th September, 2018 (2 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media Business UK has begun offering their “Voom Fibre” 350Mbps unlimited ultrafast business broadband service “free” for the first six months of service, but there’s a catch. You also have to take a selected Apple or Samsung handset alongside one of their pricey mobile plans.

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14th September, 2018 (48 Comments)

Cable broadband and TV operator Virgin Media UK are for a limited time offering their VIVID 108Mbps ultrafast broadband and phone package at just £29 per month for the first 12 months of service (£47 per month thereafter) to new customers, but this promotion is only available to order until 30th September 2018.

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10th September, 2018 (7 Comments)

It’s two years since full fibre UK ISP Gigaclear announced that they could deploy their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to the rural village of Crazies Hill in Berkshire (here), which beat Openreach (BT) and Virgin Media to the punch. Sadly the local residents are still waiting.

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10th September, 2018 (9 Comments)

Internet and phone providers Zen Internet and Plusnet have come top in a new biannual UK MSE survey of ISP customer service quality. Sadly the news isn’t so good for those at the opposite (bottom) end of the table, where TalkTalk and the Post Office could both be found.

virgin media tv ultra hd 4k

10th September, 2018 (28 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP and TV network Virgin Media has today announced the launch of a new dedicated Ultra High Definition (4K UltraHD) TV channel, which will be exclusively available for Virgin TV Full House and VIP customers with a V6 set-top-box from Monday 17th September 2018 “at no extra cost“.

steam

5th September, 2018 (34 Comments)

Internet speed analyst firm SamKnows has conducted an interesting study, which examines the performance differences of major UK broadband ISPs (BT, TalkTalk, Sky Broadband, Virgin Media and Vodafone) when being tasked with downloading PC games from Valve’s popular Steam digital distribution platform.

virgin media v6 tv iptv set-top-box uk

3rd September, 2018 (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has complemented the expansion of their UK ultrafast broadband ISP and TV network in Scotland today by signing a new 4 year strategic partnership with STV, which among other things will enable them to broadcast STV in HD in all cabled STV regions (Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee) on EPG slot 103.

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