Virgin Media Plans 400Mb Fibre Optic Broadband
Virgin Media (virginmedia.com) is already planning for future fibre optic broadband speeds up to 400Mbps as it gears up to launch its up to 100Mbps service in Q4 of this year.
According to techradar, the ISP is launching a new modem by the end of the year that will be up to 400Mbps capable and that’s in addition to the ongoing commercial trials of its up to 200Mbps broadband speed service.
Commenting on the capabilities of Virgin Media’s fibre optic broadband network, Jon James, Virgin Media’s Executive Director of Broadband said: “The DOCSIS 3 network really gives us a dial we can turn to give more speed to customers if we think that is the right thing to do both for those customers and commercially”.
James continued: “We will continue to give Virgin Media customers free upgrades on an equipment basis because we are the speed leader and we think it’s going to continue as a way we do broadband”.
Around 55% of UK homes are currently capable of receiving Virgin Media Broadband speeds up to 50Mbps, with prices starting from £15 a month when taken with a Virgin Media phone line.
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