Barmulloch and Cardonald get ultrafast broadband boost
June 9 2020
- Full fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology with average top speeds of 516Mbps
- Virgin Media’s broadband speeds are 10 times faster than the local average in Glasgow
- Virgin Media’s engineers have continued to connect new customers to vital connectivity during Covid-19 pandemic
Virgin Media has connected 6,000 homes in Barmulloch and Cardonald, Glasgow, to its ultrafast broadband network, which will bring the UK’s fastest widely available speeds to the area.
As part of its ‘Project Lightning’ network expansion programme, Virgin Media is expanding its ultrafast broadband network across Scotland and the UK, bringing average top speeds of 516Mbps to residents and small businesses.
The company is also bringing next generation gigabit broadband to its entire network of 15 million homes by the end of 2021 as part of its new hyperfast Gig1 service.
Virgin Media has continued to expand its network during the global COVID 19 pandemic to help bring ultrafast connectivity to more homes and businesses across the UK.
It has also been able to connect new customers after implementing a range of measures to keep customers and staff safe, including supporting customers to install their own services and practicing social distancing.
'This comes as Virgin Media has started its biggest marketing campaign in Scotland to date, bringing a wide range of incredible deals for residents looking to make the switch to Virgin Media.
Ultrafast broadband boost for Barmulloch and Cardonald residents – now 10 times faster than the local average
Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband speeds are nearly 10 times faster than the local average*. Barmulloch and Cardonald will benefit from fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology which allows for smooth, reliable connectivity in the home. With a 516Mbps connection, files, films and games become very quick to stream, download and upload:
- Download a standard HD movie file (5GB) in less than a minute and a half, compared to 15 minutes on the average local connection;
- Download a 25GB console game in seven minutes, compared to an hour and 10 minutes on the average local connection**
Colin Brown, Regional Director for Scotland at Virgin Media, said: “It is fantastic news for residents in Barmulloch and Cardonald that we have finished our expansion and they can now access our ultrafast broadband and entertainment services.”
Virgin Media’s Oomph bundles
By combining broadband, TV, home phone and mobile into one bundle, Virgin Media’s Oomph packages offer outstanding value for customers. This includes broadband that’s faster than standard packages and a data-rich 4G mobile SIM on a network that’s faster on average than Vodafone, 02, Three and Sky.
It’s better value for customers to take cable and mobile services together in an Oomph package from Virgin Media rather than taking them separately.
With the Ultimate Oomph bundle, customers can enjoy the ultimate entertainment and connectivity experience at home or on the move.
This includes the UK’s fastest widely available broadband with average top speeds of 516Mbps – seven times faster than BT and Sky – as well as a mobile SIM with truly unlimited data, texts and calls.
Plus, there’s brilliant TV with two of Virgin TV’s latest V6 set-top boxes complete with more than 280 channels including Sky Sports, Sky Cinema and BT Sport in 4K Ultra HD, as well as inclusive anytime landline calls.
For those interested in Virgin Media’s fantastic services, they can go online now to check out our latest deals > http://www.virginmedia.com/
Notes to Editors
More information about how Virgin Media people are helping the country stay connected can be found HERE.
*The average (median) broadband speed in Glasgow is 50Mbps. Source: Ofcom, Connected Nations Report 2019, published 18 December 2019.
** Download speeds calculated using www.download-time.com