Gainsborough gets ultrafast broadband boost
3 December 2019
- Gigabit capable technology with average top speeds of 516Mbps
- Virgin Media’s broadband speeds are more than 16 times faster than the local average
- 4K movies and computer games downloaded in minutes
- Virgin Media’s Oomph bundles offer the complete entertainment experience
Virgin Media has completed the rollout of its ultrafast broadband network in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire which will provide more than 6,500 local residents and businesses with the fastest widely available speeds in the UK.
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.
This will help transform the quality of broadband in the area where the average (median) download speed is 31.9Mbps*.
The company is also in the process of upgrading its network – 15 million homes – to gigabit broadband speeds by the end of 2021 as part of its new Gig1 service.
Gainsborough 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 unbelievably 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 22 minutes on the average local connection;
- Download a 25GB console game in seven minutes, compared to nearly two hours on the average local connection**
Hugh Woolford, Regional Director for Midlands at Virgin Media, said: “We are delighted to have completed our expansion works in Gainsborough. The local residents and businesses can now benefit from the boost in connectivity that our ultrafast broadband provides, and better connectivity means better streaming, downloading, playing, working and browsing.”
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 HD, Sky Cinema HD 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
*The average (median) broadband speed in West Lindsey is 31.9Mbps. Source: Ofcom, Connected Nations Report 2018, published 18 December 2018.
** Download speeds calculated using www.download-time.com
About Virgin Media
Virgin Media offers four multi award-winning services across the UK and Ireland: broadband, TV, mobile phone and landline.
Our dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely-available broadband speeds to homes and businesses and we’re expanding this through our Project Lightning programme, which could extend our network to up to 17 million premises.
Our interactive TV service brings live TV, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and the best apps and games to customers through a set-top box, as well as on-the-go through tablets and smartphones.
Virgin Mobile launched the world’s first virtual mobile network and offers fantastic value and innovative services with 4G connectivity. We are also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the UK and Ireland.
Through Virgin Media Business we support entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector, delivering the fastest widely available broadband speeds and tailor-made services.
Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and communications companies. Liberty Global connects 11 million customers through operations in six countries across Europe subscribing to 25 million TV, broadband internet and telephony services. It also serves 6 million mobile subscribers.