York to strike broadband and entertainment gold thanks to Virgin Media

18 October 2016

Virgin Media today announced that homes and businesses in York will be next to benefit from an ultrafast broadband and entertainment boost this year, as part of its £3bn network expansion across the UK.

Virgin Media plans to expand its fibre optic network to 20,000 homes and businesses in the area as part of its pledge to bring better connectivity and top-notch TV to 17 million premises by the end of 2019.  

Those who wish to take Virgin Media’s services will be connected to ultrafast broadband speeds of up to 200Mbps for local residents, and 300Mbps for local businesses and home workers. Local residents can also benefit from the latest entertainment with up to 260 TV channels (including 66 HD channels) plus Sky Sports, Sky Movies, BT Sport and Netflix, as well as an extensive TV on demand library of TV box sets and movies. Plus, access to brand new TV shows such as Ash vs Evil Dead, Kingdom and Magic City – exclusive to Virgin Media TV customers.

Karen Ingham, Regional Director for the North East at Virgin Media, said: “It’s official – York has struck broadband and entertainment gold! Residents will soon be getting the high-speed connectivity and top-notch TV they deserve. We urge residents to come together and register their interest - your street could be next.”

Cllr Ian Gillies, Executive Member for Transport and Planning, York City Council, said: “Faster broadband brings many benefits for York residents and businesses. The Council is pleased that broadband options in York are growing and that investments into the digital infrastructure are being made.”

 As network expansion continues across the country, Virgin Media calls for more people to register interest at: www.virginmedia.com/cablemystreet


About Virgin Media

Virgin Media offers four multi award-winning services across the UK and Ireland: broadband, TV, mobile phone and landline.

The company’s dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely available broadband speeds to homes and businesses. We’re expanding this through our £3bn Project Lightning programme, which will reach 17 million premises by the end of 2019.

Our interactive TV service brings live programmes, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and the best apps and games in a set-top box, as well as on-the-go for tablets and smartphones.

We launched the world’s first virtual mobile network, offering fantastic value and services. 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 speeds and tailor-made services.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s largest international cable company, with operations in more than 30 countries.