If you’re about to sign up to Virgin Media’s top end 50Mbps package you might want to hold off for a couple of days. A source has leaked the fact that the company is to roll out a new service this week, and that source is no less than Prime Minister David Cameron.
Speaking at the Confederation of British Industry conference, Cameron said that, “…we’ll work with utility companies to get more investment in our energy, with construction companies on our roads, with the telecommunications industry on broadband. This collaboration is already working. Virgin Media is rolling out a new superfast broadband service this week.”
We’ve known since last February that Virgin Media was readying a 100Mbps service, and it said then that it would launch it before the end of 2010, so there’s no prizes for guessing the speed that’s likely to be unveiled in the next day or so.
Last week BT’s plans to launch a Fibre-to-the-Premises service with a headline speed of 110Mbps were uncovered.