Fibre broadband postcode checker

Use our postcode checker to find out which of our broadband packages are available in your area.

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.

The different types of broadband can typically be broken down into ADSL, cable and fibre:


Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) uses copper phone wires to deliver your broadband and whilst the most commonly available, is several times slower than average fibre speeds.


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.

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.

At Virgin Media we aim to upgrade our cable network to full fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband using cutting-edge full-fibre technology by 2028.

What’s the fastest broadband speed in my area?

Again, this will depend on the types of broadband connection that have been installed in your area. Use our postcode checker to see the fastest broadband speed you can get from Virgin Media. Or check out our broadband speeds page for a full breakdown.

Our fastest internet package, Gig1 Fibre broadband, offers average download speeds of 1,130Mbps – the UK’s fastest widely available broadband. That’s more speed to spread across your devices.

Gig1 Fibre & Phone

Our fastest home broadband, in Gig1 areas

Check Gig1 availability

Why join Virgin Media

You can take your pick from a wide range of broadband packages, including broadband only, broadband and TV, broadband, TV and phone, plus other TV and landline deals. So, there’s something for every household. You’ll also enjoy:

  • Average broadband speeds that are 16x faster than Sky and BT’s
  • A network considered 99.93% reliable for connected homes
  • Unlimited downloads with no data caps
  • Free servicing and repairs from our support team

16 times faster: Based on fastest widely available advertised average download speeds (Virgin Media Gig1 average speed 1130Mbps vs average speed 67Mbps for BT Fibre 2 and 59Mbps for Sky Broadband Superfast). For verification see virginmedia.com/broadband/speeds.


The legal stuff

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 until 30th April 2023. 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.

These prices are for new customers only.

Virgin Media services are only available in eligible Virgin Media network areas. TV 360, home phone, Volt benefits and WiFi Guarantee not currently available in 2022/23 network expansion areas.

All of the products on this page are subject to survey, network capacity and a credit check.

Each service has a minimum contract length that’s shown in your basket.

If you take a bundle with both Virgin Media and O2, you’ll have separate contracts and bills – one for Virgin Media, and another for O2.

Priority is a service from O2 that current Virgin Media customers aged 16+ can also use.
  • Offers are subject to eligibility and availability.
  • 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 20Mbps 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