14 June 2017
Virgin Media Business today announced it is powering up hundreds of businesses in Sheffield and Leeds by bringing its ultrafast Voom Fibre connectivity, which offers download speeds of up to 350Mbps, to the city centres.
According to Ofcom, the median broadband speed in Sheffield is 15.4Mbps and 20.3Mbps in Leeds. This upgrade will deliver entry-level speeds more than 17 times faster than the cities medians to businesses in the areas, 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.
Peter Kelly, Managing Director, Virgin Media Business, said:
> Too many office blocks and small businesses in Sheffield and Leeds are stuck in the analogue age and businesses are suffering as a result. By expanding our ultrafast network into the bustling city centres, we can transform hundreds of businesses and give them the connectivity they deserve.\n> \n> \n> 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.\n> \n> \n> 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 Sheffield and Leeds’ 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:
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.
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For more information about Voom Fibre, businesses can visit www.virginmediabusiness.co.uk/voom
Customers will be able to choose a range of additional options to suit their needs including increased upload speeds and support options.
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.