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Project Lightning

Project Lightning

Our network's going places. Lots of them.



We’re in the business of connecting and improving the digital fabric of the UK and Ireland.

We’re doing this by investing billions to expand our network so we can connect millions more homes and businesses to it.

Project Lightning is giving more people the opportunity to enjoy our award-winning ultrafast services. This includes the UK’s fastest widely-available broadband speeds through Virgin Fibre, and Virgin TV which gives people the TV they love, all brilliantly brought together.


We’re boosting the economy


Connecting homes and business up and down the country


With the backing of Liberty Global, Project Lightning is the single biggest private investment in the UK and Ireland’s digital infrastructure in more than a decade. We’re bringing more than just the benefits of ultrafast connectivity to millions of additional homes and businesses. We’re also creating 6,000 new jobs - 1,000 of which are apprenticeships - and economists have estimated that as a result we’ll be boosting the UK economy by a whopping £8 billion.


Supercharging the UK’s digital infrastructure


Tom Mockridge, CEO of Virgin Media at one of our Project Lightning build sites


Project Lightning will bring the services we’re famous for across broadband, phone, TV and mobile, to more people than ever before.

We own and maintain our own superior fibre-rich network which means, unlike most of our competitors, we're not reliant on BT’s ageing copper network. So we can deliver ultrafast speeds and look after things all the way into people’s homes and businesses.

Speed, reliability, and great TV are the beating heart of our irresistible offering. Our network provides ultrafast fibre broadband as standard delivering average speeds of 362Mbps for residential and business customers. This means people can do everything they love on multiple devices at the same without needing to worry about being slowed down. Whether it’s streaming, downloading, online gaming or video chatting, our network has you covered.


Find out if you can get Virgin Media services here.