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Virgin Media 100Mbps Service to Launch This Week


Virgin Media 100Mbps Service to Launch This Week

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.

Sullivan McIntyre

October 26, 2010, 5:33 pm

Should be no need to hold off, surely? Us 50Mb users will be getting a free upgrade, I would bloody hope...


October 26, 2010, 5:39 pm

I'm not sure the source is reliable ;)


October 26, 2010, 7:52 pm

Ah but will it take 6 months, lots of shouting by me and lots of senior network and executive involvement by them before they get it working properly like 50mb did?

If so then sign me up - my compensation deal was fantastic last time ;-)


October 26, 2010, 7:59 pm

@Benny Har-Even - "Imminent launch leaked by the highest office in the land".

Since when has the prime minister been that? Shouldn't that be the Queen? He is, after all, her First Lord of the Treasury, or first minister.....

After all, he has to go to her for Royal Approval, not the other way around....

Geoff Richards

October 26, 2010, 8:14 pm

@Kaurisol - are you calling Buckingham Palace an "office"? That be high treason, that. You'd best hide under a lorry headed for France pronto or the Tower ravens will be pecking the flesh from ye bones by dawn :-)


October 26, 2010, 8:15 pm

Perhaps they should sort out the horrible latency on the network before throwing more bandwidth out there.

Currently on cable in the watford area and google maps is barely useable compare to friends dsl line.


October 26, 2010, 11:33 pm

And there I was thinking the highest office in the land was in One Canada Square! Shows what I know.

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