What’s the best broadband in my area?
To find the best broadband deal for you, first check to see what’s available in your area by using a broadband postcode checker, like the one provided at the top of this page. This will tell you the types and speeds of broadband you can get – two things worth considering when finding the best broadband for your household, as well as thinking about your budget and daily internet usage.
When searching for the best broadband deals in my area, you might come across terms like ADSL, cable and fibre – these refer to the different technology types to deliver broadband service to your home.
Also known as standard broadband, Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) uses copper phone wires to deliver your broadband. Despite being the most commonly available, ADSL broadband is several times slower than average fibre networks.
Cable broadband, on the other hand, uses coaxial cables (an upgrade from the traditional copper wires) to connect your home to a fibre cabinet. This type of connection offers ultrafast speeds and a much more reliable broadband service than ADSL.
Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC):
There are two types of fibre broadband – fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) and fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP). Fibre-to-the-cabinet uses fibre optic cables from the telephone exchange to the local cabinet, then a copper wire connection to your home.
Fibre to the Premises (FTTP):
As the name suggests, fibre-to-the-premises uses fibre optic cables from the broadband exchange directly to your home. These broadband packages provide some of the fastest broadband speeds out there.
Over the next several years, Virgin Media will be upgrading its cable network to full fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband using cutting-edge full-fibre technology.
How do I find the best broadband deals in my area?
Simply enter your address into our broadband postcode checker. Whether you’re just looking for a good internet connection or want to add more services like phone and TV, you’ll be able to find the right broadband deal for your household. Just follow the steps below:
- Enter your postcode into our broadband postcode checker and tap ‘check availability’
- Select your address from the list of results and ‘check availability’ again
- See if Virgin Media is available where you live and what top speeds you can get
- Browse our best broadband deals and find the right package to suit you
Can I get fibre broadband in my area?
Much of the UK now has access to fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) broadband, so there’s a good chance you can get a type of fibre broadband in your area.
Simply enter your postcode into our fibre broadband checker to see whether our fibre broadband is available in your area, and what speeds you can get. Hundreds of towns and cities are already online with us, and even more are due to be connected soon. To stay tuned on our progress in your area, feel free to register for updates. Or find out more on our network expansion page.
Why join Virgin Media?
When you join Virgin Media, you not only get access to a wide range of broadband packages with ultrafast speeds, ultra-reliability and unbelievable deals. You’ll also enjoy:
- A network considered 99.86% reliable for connected homes
- Unlimited broadband with no data caps
- Free servicing and repairs from our support team
There are several factors that can affect your broadband speed, including where you live and the types of broadband technology available in your area. With standard broadband for example, how far you live from the nearest exchange can cause problems, as the signal slows the further it travels.
The easiest way to get an accurate picture of what broadband speeds are available to you, is to use a broadband postcode checker – you’ll notice ours sits at the top of most of our pages. Simply enter your postcode and we’ll tell you what broadband packages are available where you live.
Our superfast broadband is already available in hundreds of towns and cities and will continue to be rolled out across the UK in 2023 and beyond. To stay in the loop, register for our email updates and we can let you know when our fibre broadband and cable TV products are available in your area.
You’ll get an email or text as soon as there’s news relevant to you. When we’ve confirmed that our broadband is coming to your area, you’ll get progress updates and useful information about what happens next.
The legal stuff
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No setup fee
This promotion means you won’t pay the usual setup fee of £35. No setup fee is available on all bundles, broadband & phone, and broadband only packages. If you can set up using a Self-Install pack, but choose to use an engineer for the installation, you’ll still be charged £30 for this service.
- Read the terms on the Priority app or at o2.co.uk/terms
Fastest WiFi guarantee of any major provider
Comparing WiFi guarantees of major UK ISPs. Terms of guarantee vary by provider. To verify click here. Virgin Fibre Areas only. Available with M50 broadband or faster. £8p/m extra or included with Gig1 or Volt. At least 30Mbps download speeds in every room or £100 one-off credit. Up to 3 WiFi Pods if needed. Excludes broadband faults and broadband network outages. Further exclusions & legal stuff apply.
UK’s fastest widely available broadband
Virgin Media Gig1 (average download speed 1130Mbps) vs fastest widely available average download speeds of UK ISPs. For verification see virginmedia.com/fast