We are the UK’s fastest major broadband provider

We’ve put together all the facts and figures about our broadband speeds to back up our claims, so what you see is what you get.

Faster brings us closer

Fast broadband keeps you connected to the things and the people you love. It also means your household can do more of what they love online at the same time. Here’s how that might look…

Broadband for big families

Superfast broadband is here. Bring your screens, consoles and smart home devices and connect to our Fibre Broadband. Download or stream your favourite tracks, watch Ultra HD videos or host video calls without the slowdown.

Broadband for gaming

Connect your console or gaming PC and game on. Play online, download huge games quickly and even live stream all your successes and failures on Twitch.

Broadband for entertainment

End bandwidth battles. Our broadband has plenty of speed to go round. Stream movies in Ultra HD, game, video call, download and upload project work, and more – all at the same time.

Broadband for homeworking

Get productive at home. Host video meetings, send and receive files, and keep all your laptops and devices connected and up to speed.

Shop our latest deals

Cover all connections with our TV, broadband and phone deals. Fall in love with our broadband and phone offers or keep it clean with broadband only.

Broadband only

Don't need a phone service? Scale it back with our broadband only option.

From £38 a month
18 month contract
£35 setup fee applies

See all Broadband only deals

Broadband and phone

Stay connected with superfast fibre and calls, now with Intelligent WiFi.

From £26 a month
18 month contract
£0 setup fee

See all Broadband and phone deals

Broadband, TV and phone

Enjoy superfast broadband, hundreds of top channels and your favourite streaming services.

From £33 a month
18 month contract
£35 setup fee applies

See all Broadband, TV and phone deals

Gig1 Fibre Broadband

Gig1 Fibre Broadband is our fastest, future-ready broadband with download speeds averaging over 1Gbps (which is the same as 1,000Mbps), making us the UK’s fastest major broadband provider.

So that’s more bandwidth to spread over all your devices, letting you do even more of the stuff you love online.

For You

From connecting to your past, to creating something for the future, our lightning-fast broadband opens up your world. #fastercloser

Virgin Media speeds explained

The advertised internet download and upload speeds for our broadband packages are calculated on average, by taking the mid-point between the fastest and slowest speeds for each package at peak times (8-10pm). We’ve done this in line with the Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA) guidance.

As these are average speeds, they’re not guaranteed.

Our estimated broadband speeds

Virgin Media broadband speeds can provide your home with the kind of speeds and reliability to keep everyone happy and connected.

To make our broadband speeds crystal clear, we’ve set them out here. These estimated speeds apply to all new customers who buy our broadband services, and to existing customers who changed their broadband services, on or after February 28th 2019.

Making our broadband speeds work for you

Nobody wants to put up with weak or slow broadband speeds or a contract you’re not happy with. We’ve outlined a few ways you can ensure your broadband connectivity remains fast and efficient at all time.

The legal stuff

Based on Gig1 Fibre avg download speed 1,130Mbps vs avg download speeds of major UK ISPs. To verify see below. Gig1 available in selected cities. Check availability at virginmedia.com. Correct at date of publication. Legal stuff applies.

New customers only. SERVICES ONLY AVAILABLE IN VIRGIN MEDIA NETWORK AREAS. Subject to survey, network capacity and credit check. A minimum period applies to the services, please check basket for details.

What is a minimum period? **When you take any services from us you will be committing to taking that service for a minimum amount of time (e.g. 18 months). We call this a minimum period, minimum term or minimum commitment period but they mean the same thing. Please check your basket for details of the minimum period that applies to the services you have chosen.

What if I cancel or move home? If you cancel during the minimum period, you may need to pay an early disconnection fee, including when you move to a property outside of the Virgin Media Network area – this is because you will be asking to cancel your services early. The Virgin Media network does not cover all of the UK – please use our post code checker here to check availability. You can find more details on the early disconnection fee and process by visiting the Legal Stuff section of the website here. For the full terms and conditions please click here.

Fastest median download speed:
Virgin Media - 1130Mbps
BT - 910Mbps
Vodafone - 900Mbps
TalkTalk - No median stated / over 900Mbps
EE - 300Mbps
Sky (inc. Sky Now TV) - 500Mbps
Post Office - 67Mbps
Plusnet - 66MBps