Broadband boost for Bradley Stoke
16 August 2017
Ultrafast broadband to 3,500 properties, offering speeds over seven times faster than the local average
Virgin Media today announced that homes and businesses in Bradley Stoke will benefit from an ultrafast broadband and entertainment boost.
As part of its network expansion project, Virgin Media has extended its ultrafast broadband to 3,500 properties in Bradley Stoke. This has the potential to transform the quality of broadband in South Gloucestershire where the average download speeds is 39.9Mbps*, and work has now completed in the area.
Those who wish to take Virgin Media’s internet services will be connected to ultrafast broadband, reaching speeds of up to 300Mbps for residents and 350Mbps for small businesses.
Faster broadband speeds also make it possible to stream ultra-high-definition TV, with local residents able to benefit from the latest entertainment on Virgin TV’s new smallest, smartest, fastest, 4k-ready Virgin TV V6 set-top box. The box has the ability to stream live TV, recordings, on demand shows and movies around the home. This is on top of great programming with up to 245 TV channels (including 50 HD channels) with all the football available in one place, including Sky Sports and BT Sports. Virgin Media also offers Sky Movies and Netflix, as well as an extensive on demand library of TV box sets and movies, and access to exclusive new TV shows such as Ash vs Evil Dead, Kingdom and Imposters.
Residents can also benefit from Virgin Mobile’s fast 4G connectivity which includes data free WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, as well as the ability to rollover unused data each month.
Paul Hellings, Regional Director at Virgin Media, said:
By expanding our network to thousands more homes and businesses we are making Bradley Stoke a digital hotspot, and time-strapped families can now benefit from the reliability of a service that’s seven times faster than the local average. To see if your home has received this boost visit www.virginmedia.com/cablemystreet.
Backed by parent company Liberty Global, Virgin Media is extending its ultrafast fibre broadband network to an additional 4 million premises, to reach a total of 17 million homes and businesses.
As network expansion continues across the country, Virgin Media calls for more people to register interest at: www.virginmedia.com/cablemystreet
Notes to editors
*The average (median) broadband speed in South Gloucestershire is 39.9Mbps. Source: Ofcom, Connected Nations Report 2016, published February 2017.
Ultrafast broadband up to 300Mbps
For residents, Virgin Media’s Vivid 300 broadband offers the fastest widely available broadband – with download speeds of up to 300Mbps. This is four times faster than Virgin Media’s main competitors’ top speeds and gives households more bandwidth to stream, game, chat and work all at the same time on multiple connected devices.
For small businesses, Virgin Media Business now offers ultrafast connectivity, with speeds of up to 350Mbps as standard – almost four times faster than its main competitors’ widely available top speeds. This enables businesses to reach their potential by delivering better services and greater capacity.
Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo
The new Virgin TV V6 box is Virgin Media’s smallest, smartest and fastest box yet. It is half the size of the previous TiVo box with 10x the power and packed with a load of extra features. It allows people to record six programmes while watching a seventh recording or stream from services such as iPlayer or Netflix. The Virgin TV V6 box is designed so that recordings can be accessed and streamed on other TiVo boxes around the home and support 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) TV with Netflix and YouTube available in 4K from launch and more programming coming soon.
Fast 4G mobile connectivity
Virgin Mobile was the world’s first virtual mobile operator when it launched in 1999. It is one of the largest MVNOs in the UK with 3 million subscribers. Instead of owning mobile infrastructure, Virgin Mobile uses infrastructure provided on a wholesale basis by network operator EE. In November 2016 Virgin Mobile launched 4G in the UK, combined with innovative new services that give customers free messaging on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger and the ability to “rollover” unused data.
For more product information, visit www.virginmedia.com
Verity Henderson, Virgin Media
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