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When Is The Virgin Media 1Gbps Speed Upgrade Coming To My Area?

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Virgin Media Gig1 Fibre Broadband

Good news....Following the Government's call for nationwide gigabit connectivity, Virgin Media is boosting its broadband speeds again with download speeds rising to a mouth-watering 1 gigabytes per second (known as hyperfast Gig1 fibre broadband) across its next generation optical fibre network.

Who Gets The Virgin Media 1Gbps Speed Increase?

All existing Virgin Media broadband customers on either the 50Mbps, 100Mbps, 350Mbps or 500Mbps packages will be offered upgrades to the 100Mbps, 200Mbps, 350Mbps, 500Mbps and 1Gbps services. New customers can also benefit when they switch to Virgin Media.

When Will The Virgin Media Speed Upgrade To 1 Gigabit Start?

The Gigabit upgrade started two years ago and was completed with the switch-on to the final 1.1 million UK homes at the beginning of December 2021. 15.5 million UK premises within Virgin Media's network can now access next-generation 1 gigabit broadband speeds.

When Will The Virgin Media 1Gbps Speed Boost Come To My Area?

The new DOCSIS 3.1 powered 1Gbps broadband package is now available to approximately 3 million homes in London & Northern Ireland (including Belfast), 1 million homes across Glasgow, Leeds & Bradford, a further 1 million households in Coventry, Birmingham and surrounding areas, around 600,000 homes in Liverpool and Edinburgh, up to 500,000 premises in and around Greater Manchester, 100,000 households in Southampton (Eastleigh), plus hundreds of thousands of homes in Brighton, Colchester, Derby, Gillingham, Portsmouth, Southend, Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea, Wakefield, Blackpool, Cambridge, Leicester, Nottingham, Oxford, Swindon, Reading, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Bristol, Northampton, Sunderland, Wolverhampton, Wigan, York and across South Wales (including Barry, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Port Talbot & Rhondda Cynon Taf).

Please note, this is not a complete coverage list, so please enter your postcode at virginmedia.com to confirm that the gigabit broadband speeds are available in your area and then sign up online.

Will I Have To Pay Extra For The 1 Gigabit Hyperfast Broadband Speeds?

The last time Virgin Media rolled out a speed upgrade across its network, there was an increase in the monthly package price, so it is likely. The Gig1 fibre package is currently £60 a month or £64 per month with weekend calls. A guaranteed price freeze applies for the length of the contract, while Virgin Media's gigabit capable router, the Hub 4, is included together with Intelligent Wi-Fi pods to help tackle Wi-Fi blackspots around the home. Visit virginmedia.com for further details.

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Provider Package Details Average Speed* Download Limit Contract Period Costs More Info
Virgin Broadband Size L + Virgin Phone Size M + FREE TV & TiVo Box

Average speed*: 108Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
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1st year cost £312,
£26*
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Virgin Media M100 Fibre Broadband + Weekend Calls To UK Landlines & Virgin Mobiles
* For 18 months. Includes Virgin Media phone line rental. Pricing may change during this 18 month period
108Mb Unlimited 18 months Monthly cost £26.00* 1st year cost: £312.00
£0.00 setup
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Virgin Broadband Size XL + Virgin Phone Size M + FREE TV

Average speed*: 213Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£0 setup,
1st year cost £384,
£32* per month
4.5 Star Rating
Virgin Media M200 Fibre Broadband + Weekend Calls To UK Landlines & Virgin Mobiles
* For 18 months. Includes Virgin Media phone line rental. Pricing may change during this 18 month period
213Mb Unlimited 18 months Monthly cost £32.00* 1st year cost: £384.00
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Virgin Broadband Size XXL + Virgin Phone Size M

Average speed*: 362Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£0 setup,
1st year cost £456,
£38* per month
4.5 Star Rating
Virgin Media M350 Fibre Broadband + Weekend Calls To UK Landlines & Virgin Mobiles
* For 18 months. Includes Virgin Media phone line rental. Pricing may change during this 18 month period
362Mb Unlimited 18 months Monthly cost £38.00* 1st year cost: £456.00
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Virgin Broadband M500 + Virgin Phone Size M

Average speed*: 516Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£0 setup,
1st year cost £528,
£44* per month
4.5 Star Rating
Virgin Media M500 Fibre Broadband + Weekend Calls To UK Landlines & Virgin Mobiles
* For 18 months. Includes Virgin Media phone line rental. Pricing may change during this 18 month period
516Mb Unlimited 18 months Monthly cost £44.00* 1st year cost: £528.00
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Virgin Broadband Gig1 Fibre

Average speed*: 1,130Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£0 setup,
1st year cost £768,
£64*
4.5 Star Rating
Virgin Media Gig1 Fibre Broadband + Weekend Calls To UK Landlines & Virgin Mobiles
* For 18 months. Includes Virgin Media phone line rental. Pricing may change during this 18 month period
1,130Mb Unlimited 18 months Monthly cost £64.00* 1st year cost: £768.00
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About The Author, Steve Tattersall

Steve Tattersall Steve is a broadband technology writer and digital marketing consultant based in Hampshire (England). He founded the BBC recognised broadband information site BroadbandInternetUk.com in 2004 and is Chief Editor. He has 17 years experience within the telecommunications industry, helping people across the UK with their Internet requirements via a comprehensive range of broadband information, comparison tools and self-help guides, all delivered on BroadbandInternetUk.com. A graduate of Buckinghamshire New University, Steve's background is in Marketing, E-Business, M-Commerce and Online Sales & Marketing. He was previously a telecoms executive at cable operator NTL, which merged with Telewest to form Virgin Media, one of the UK's leading broadband, phone & TV suppliers. In addition to operating this website, Steve has worked as a digital marketing consultant and has skills & interests in SEO, Content Marketing & Affiliate Marketing. To contact Steve, please visit the contact us page or follow him on Twitter.

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