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Get in the ultrafast lane with Virgin Media’s future-ready gigabit broadband. Gig1 Fibre Broadband brings lightning-fast speeds straight to your Hub – and more power to everyone at home

By Virgin Media

It’s official. Virgin Media O2 has completed the upgrade of its entire national network to gigabit speeds, meaning all 15.5 million homes passed by our network can now access hyperfast connectivity.


The Gig1 broadband service offers average download speeds of 1,130Mbps – 22 times faster than the national average – which enables households to do more online at the same time and on multiple devices.


Gigabit broadband also paves the way for future technologies and applications such as metaverse style augmented and virtual reality experiences and cloud gaming. Plus, you can send and receive large files and seamlessly experience ultra-high-definition entertainment and applications.


Read on to find out more and how you can upgrade to Gig1 broadband with the largest gigabit broadband provider in the UK...


Everyone online, all at the same time

Bring on all your screens, consoles, sound systems and smart home devices. Gig1 Fibre Broadband lets everyone at home do more online, at the same time. Now it’s easy to stream Ultra HD videos and host video calls, while the kids download game updates and play online with their mates.


Stream on all your screens

Sweet streams are made of this. Gig1 Fibre Broadband was made to help you watch and stream in HD or Ultra HD, on every screen. And the best bit is, whatever you’re doing won’t stop everyone else having their own fun.


Boss-level broadband for gaming

Gig1 Fibre Broadband packs in upload speeds averaging 52Mbps – that’s 5x faster than the UK’s average upload speeds ­– and zero traffic management to hold you back. So you and the kids can play and stream your gameplay simultaneously.


Share files in a flash

With download speeds averaging 1,130Mbps and upload speeds averaging 52Mbps, you’ll really feel the difference when you download, send and share even the biggest files.

Go to gigabit and beyond

Ready to upgrade to the UK’s fastest major broadband provider? To find out if you can get Gig1 Fibre Broadband, just click here and enter your postcode into the search box.


Find out more about upgrading to Gig1 Fibre Broadband by visiting here.


Already a customer and interested in Gig1 Fibre Broadband?

Register your interest by visiting us here.

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18 month minimum term applies to your broadband service. Gig1 Fibre Broadband (average download speed 1130Mbps). £62 a month for 24 months. Broadband only. If you cancel your service during your minimum term an early disconnection fee will apply. If you upgrade any aspect of the service, standard pricing will apply to that upgrade. Virgin Media reserves the right to withdraw or amend the pricing if you change any part of your package. Virgin Media reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer unless stated by Virgin Media.

UK’s fastest major broadband provider: based on Gig1 Fibre Broadband avg speed 1,130Mbps vs avg download speeds of major UK internet service providers. To verify, go here.  Gig1 available in selected cities. Correct at date of publication.

Services only available in Virgin Media network areas. Subject to survey, network capacity and credit check.

Advertised speeds in excess of 1Gbps are delivered to the home. To utilise the full speed capability multiple device connections operating at optimum speed and capacity are required. Device limitations apply. External factors may impact speed. 

Compatible TV required for HD and Ultra HD.

The claim

52Mbps average upload speed – 5x faster than the UK’s average upload speeds

Virgin Media Gig1 Fibre Broadband (avg upload speed 52Mbps) vs UK 24-hour average upload speed (9.8Mbps), based on Ofcom UK Home Broadband Performance report (here – pg 4), measurement period March 2021. 

The claim

When we test our network to connected homes, we’re 99.94% reliable.


99.94% network uptime (based on measurements from customers’ Hubs across the Virgin Media network, March 2020–March 2021). For more details, see