Virgin Media Fibre Optic Broadband Speeds In Demand
Demand for Virgin Media (www.virginmedia.com/broadband) fibre optic broadband speeds of 20Mbps or higher has increased by 40% in the last year according to the company’s full year trading results for 2010.
Britons appetite for super-fast broadband speeds led to Virgin Media reaching 4.3 million fibre optic broadband customers by the end of 2010, 20% of which subscribe to broadband speeds of 20Mbps or higher.
In Q4 2010, 32% of new customers ordered 20Mbps or higher broadband speeds at sign up, which was twice that of the same period in 2009.
Over 118,000 customers now use Virgin Media’s 50Mbps broadband service, while the company’s 100Mbps service continues to be rolled out across its fibre optic broadband network covering 55% of UK homes. It is expected to be completed in 2012.
Such demand for faster connectivity is being driven by Britons thirst for data consumption, caused by the increasing number of Wi-Fi connected devices like laptops, netbooks, iPads, tablets, smartphones and game consoles in UK homes.
New customers switching to Virgin Media can currently get their first 6 months broadband and phone subscription for half price, meaning its 50Mbps service costs from £12.50 a month.
There’s also free installation worth £40, plus a further £40 off provided the new customer orders their package online at the www.virginmedia.com/broadband website.