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Virgin Media Business brings Voom Fibre to Manchester’s city centre

9 May 2017




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Virgin Media Business today announced it is powering up hundreds of businesses in Manchester by bringing its ultrafast Voom Fibre connectivity, which offers download speeds of up to 350Mbps, to the city centre.


According to Ofcom, the median broadband speed in Manchester is 16.5Mbps. This upgrade will deliver entry-level speeds up to twenty times faster to businesses in the area, opening them up to new business opportunities and growth potential.


Voom Fibre, which offers ultrafast download speeds of up to 350Mbps as standard, was launched by Sir Richard Branson on 2 May with prices starting from £30 per month. Businesses can choose a variety of upload speeds depending on their requirements.


Martin McFadyen, Regional Director, Virgin Media Business, said: “Too many office blocks and small businesses in Manchester are stuck in the analogue age and businesses are suffering as a result. By expanding our ultrafast network into the bustling Deansgate area, we can transform hundreds of businesses and give them the connectivity they deserve.


“We’re on a mission to help small business thrive by giving them more speed than they need through our new, market disrupting broadband, Voom Fibre.”


“To make all of this happen the cooperation of local councils and landlords is essential to getting planning approvals so that office blocks and business premises are connected without delay.”


Supporting small businesses beyond ultrafast broadband

To give Manchester’s small businesses and entrepreneurs the opportunity to network with experts, attend workshops and find out more about starting a small business, Virgin Media Business will be bringing “The Voom Bus”, which is touring the country, to Albert Square, Deansgate, on 9 and 10 May between 11am and 5pm each day.


Visitors will also be able to learn all about Virgin Media Business’ new broadband product, Voom Fibre, and other services available to support small businesses.




Notes to Editors


Recent releases

Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Media Business set to make the UK VOOM

Virgin Media Business leaves rivals in dust with 350Mbps as standard


Ofcom data

Ofcom Connected Nations data 2016


Product information

For more information about Voom Fibre, businesses can visit

Customers will be able to choose a range of additional options to suit their needs including increased upload speeds and support options.


Option 1
  • From £30 per month
  • Speeds up to 350Mbps download and 7Mbps upload
  • Bundle with phone line and unlimited UK calls £45 per month (line rental included)


Option 2
  • From £40 per month
  • Speeds up to 350Mbps download and 15Mbps upload
  • Bundle with phone line and unlimited UK calls £50 per month (line rental included)
Option 3
  • From £55 per month
  • Speeds up to 350Mbps download and 20Mbps upload
  • Bundle with phone line and unlimited UK calls £65 per month (line rental included)


About Virgin Media Business

We provide internet, data and telephone services to UK businesses and the public sector. We have more than 50,000 customers, most of which are small and medium enterprises. We also partner with the public sector: with local councils and thousands of schools to improve connectivity in communities and support learning, and with the emergency services to enable them to efficiently perform their life-saving skills.


We’re part of the Virgin Media group, the UK’s first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services. Virgin Media is a part of Liberty Global, the world’s largest international cable company. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve more than 59 million subscribers in more than 30 countries - connecting people to the digital world and enabling them to discover and experience its endless possibilities.


The company’s dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely available broadband speeds to homes and businesses. We’re expanding this through our £3 billion Project Lightning programme, which will result in a total of 17 million premises connected to our network.