Dronfield homes now connected to ultrafast broadband
26 October 2020
- Full fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology with average top speeds of 516Mbps
- Virgin Media’s broadband speeds are 13 times faster than the local average
- 4K movies and computer games downloaded in minutes
- Virgin Media’s engineers have worked throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure that new customers have access to vital connectivity when they need it most
Virgin Media has connected 6,900 homes in Dronfield, North East Derbyshire, 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 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.
Virgin Media has continued to expand its network during the global COVID-19 pandemic in order to provide ultrafast connectivity to more homes and businesses across the UK when they need it most.
Ultrafast broadband boost for Dronfield residents – now 13 times faster than the local average
Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband speeds are 13 times faster than the local average*. Dronfield 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 more than 18 minutes on the average local connection;
- Download a 25GB console game in seven minutes, compared to nearly 90 minutes on the average local connection**
Hugh Woolford, Regional Director for the East Midlands at Virgin Media, said: “We are committed to bringing ultrafast broadband to more and more customers throughout the country and are pleased that 6,900 additional homes in Dronfield can now access speeds of 516Mbps. This boost makes it easier for residents to work, stream, shop, learn and much more, all online, giving them more time to spend on the things that really matter to them.”
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.
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 North East Derbyshire is 38.3Mbps. Source: Ofcom, Connected Nations Report 2019, published 18 December 2019.
** Download speeds calculated using www.download-time.com