Virgin Media brings Gb Broadband to the UK for £62

Virgin Media bringa Gb Broadband to the UK for £62

Virgin Media brings Gb Broadband to the UK for £62

By the end of 2019, Virgin Media plans to bring Gb internet services to 1 million UK holmes, with availability across the entire Virgin Media network being targetted for 2021. This move will extend Gb internet services to 15 million holmes within the next two years. 

Right now, Virgin Media’s new Gig1 Fibre service is available to roughly 100,000 holmes around Southampton, launching alongside a new Hub 4 router, which offers 3×3 MIMO on the 2.4GHz band and 4×4 MIMO on the 5GHz frequency support. 

The service will cost £62 per month on its own, though it will be available alongside Virgin Media’s telephone, television and other services in the form of bundle packs. The service will offer peak download speeds of 1,104Mbps and upload speeds of 52Mbps. While this seems very uneven, it is worth noting that broadband users tend to download a lot more data than they upload. Even so, Virgin Media is offering a download speed that is over 20x faster than their listed upload speeds.  

Virgin Media believes that its service is ideal for 4K video streaming, handling large files and watching UHD quality TV simultaneously. This service will also be very welcome for those who wish to quickly download the latest games, without fear of hampering the performance of video streams and other connected devices. 

Those who sign up for Virgin Media’s Gig1 broadband have been promised that their prices will be freezed for at least 24 months, despite the fact that Virgin Media operates using 18-month contracts. 
   

Virgin Media bringa Gb Broadband to the UK for £62  
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