Margate and Ramsgate now ultrafast broadband ready
23 May 2018
Ultrafast broadband now available for up to 4,900 premises in Margate and Ramsgate
Offering speeds more than 18 times faster than the local average
Virgin Media announces its ultrafast broadband and entertainment boost is now available to up to 4,900 homes and businesses across Birchington, Garlinge, Newington, Northwood and Westgate on sea*.
Virgin Media has now opened up its ultrafast broadband network to residents and businesses across the Thanet area, offering speeds of up to 350Mbps. This transforms the quality of broadband in the area where the average (median) download speed was just 19.3Mbps**.
With a 350Mbps connection, files, films and games become unbelievably quick to stream, download and upload:
- Download a standard HD movie file (5GB) in just over two minutes, compared to more than half an hour on the average local connection;
- Download a 25GB console game in just over 10 minutes, compared to more than three hours on the average local connection***
Cormac Connolly, Regional Director at Virgin Media, said: “We are delighted that local residents and businesses across Margate and Ramsgate can now start to benefit from the boost our ultrafast broadband will give them. Giving them greater speeds will enable them to do the things they need to do and love doing more quickly and more easily.”
Virgin Media’s gigabit-ready lines will mean residents can also sign up to Virgin TV and benefit from the latest entertainment on its new smallest, smartest, fastest, 4k-ready V6 set-top box. This is on top of great programming with up to 260 TV channels (including up to 50 HD channels) and all the football from 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; giving customers seamless access to the TV they want, all in one place.
Residents can also benefit from Virgin Mobile’s fast 4G connectivity, which for pay monthly customers includes data free Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and Twitter, as well as the ability to rollover unused data each month and have truly unlimited data packages.
For those interested in Virgin Media’s fantastic services, they can go online now to check out our latest deals > https://www.virginmedia.com/
Notes to Editors
* Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband is available to homes and businesses across the following postcodes: CT7, CT8, CT9 and CT12.
** The average (median) broadband speed for the Thanet Local Authority area is 19.3Mbps. Source: Ofcom, Connected Nations Report 2017, published 15 December 2017.
*** 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 Virgin 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, the world’s largest international TV and broadband company. Liberty Global connects 22 million customers through operations in 11 countries across Europe subscribing to 46 million TV, broadband internet and telephony services. It also serves 7 million mobile subscribers and offers WiFi service through 12 million access points across its footprint.
Jamie Clarke, Virgin Media – 0333 000 2984, firstname.lastname@example.org
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