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When Is The Virgin Media 1Gbps Speed Upgrade 2020 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?

It has already started, with over 3.6 million UK premises now able to access next-generation 1 gigabit speeds (as at August 2020). Full roll out across its network (which covers around 15 million UK homes), is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

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 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 and around Reading. Simply enter your postcode at virginmedia.com to find out when the gigabit broadband speeds will be available in your area.

If you are willing to sign a new contract with Virgin Media, there's a chance you may be given the opportunity to receive the hyperfast Gig1 broadband speeds ahead of the full roll out schedule.

If you would rather wait, Virgin Media will email you when the hyperfast 1Gbps speeds are available in your area. The email will contain instructions on how to order the upgrade on the My Account section of the Virgin Media website.

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. It has been confirmed by Virgin Media that the 1Gbps package will cost £62 a month on its own, or £64 a month with a phone service.

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About The Author, 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 16 years experience within the telecommunications industry, helping people across the UK with their Internet requirements via a comprehensive range of broadband information, advice and guidance, all delivered on BroadbandInternetUk.com. 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. To contact Steve, please visit the contact us page or follow him on Twitter.
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