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UK Provider Virgin Media Offers Faster Speeds

By Newsgroup Usenet October 10th, 2012

First posted on UK Usenet newsgroups, Virgin Media has started boosting the speeds of its 100Mbit/s broadband customers up a notch to 120Mbit/s following promises to do so earlier this year.

Virgin has already upgraded 40 percent of its network for faster broadband speeds, giving its customers extra bandwidth for video streaming or sharing a connection between multiple users.

Instead of 10Mbps, 20Mbps, 30Mbps and 50Mbps connections, Virgin Media’s broadband service will offer speeds of 30Mbps, 60Mbps and up to 100Mbps/120Mbps, making it the only ISP in the UK with superfast speeds as standard. Of course, these numbers are a theoretical maximum, and your actual speeds may be much less. That said, Virgin Media has in the past managed to be the only ISP to not only deliver the speeds advertised but even exceed them

BT has also been busy and has doubled up the speed of its FTTC service (fiber-to-the-cabinet), which previously ran at 40Mbps but can now reach theoretical speeds of up to 80Mbps.

Virgin’s cable is more likely to hit closer to the maximum possible speed, of course, seeing as FTTC isn’t a full fiber service, as the last bit of the line still runs over copper to the cabinet. The company states that it’s double your speed program will be complete by the middle of next year. The recent advertising campaign for Virgin Media has focused on speed with its use of Olympic heroes Usain Bolt and Mo Farah both pretending to be Sir Richard Branson themselves.

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