19 February 2020
Virgin Media has completed the rollout of its ultrafast broadband network in the small village of Saughall, Chester, which will provide 1,400 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 39.1Mbps*.
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 Gig1 service.
Saughall residents and businesses 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 nearly 18 minutes on the average local connection;
· Download a 25GB console game in seven minutes, compared to more than an hour and a half on the average local connection**
Paul Hutchinson, Virgin Media’s Regional Director for North West, said: “We know how important great broadband is to modern-day living so its great news for residents that they can now enjoy the benefits of our ultrafast broadband and entertainment services. Whether this is doing the weekly shop online, streaming the latest hit TV series or video calling family and friends, everything is possible on our network.”
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 270 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 > https://www.virginmedia.com/
Notes to Editors
*The average (median) broadband speed in Chester is 39.1Mbps. Source: Ofcom, Connected Nations Report 2019, published 18 December 2019. ** Download speeds calculated using www.download-time.com