Salisbury homes to benefit from Virgin Media gigabit broadband

Thousands of Salisbury homes have today (Tuesday, November 9) been added to a network offering broadband speeds 25 times faster than the area’s average.

Virgin Media has added thousands to its gigabit network – Gig1 broadband service – with average speeds of 1,130Mbps.

As part of the launch of gigabit today, Virgin Media O2 has upgraded thousands of homes in Amesbury and Wilton to gigabit speeds.

More than 14.3 million homes in the UK nations are now able to access Virgin Media’s Gig1 service, making the operator the largest gigabit broadband provider.

The company is aiming to extend the network across its entire network of 15.5 million homes by the end of the year.

Lutz Schüler, Chief Executive Officer at Virgin Media O2, said: “We’re making great strides ahead in upgrading the UK with Salisbury the latest area to benefit.

“We’re now within touching distance of bringing future-proof gigabit broadband to everyone on our network.

“With our gigabit rollout progressing at an unmatched pace, and Salisbury residents set for a speed boost, we’re building the next-generation broadband network that’s ready for the technology of tomorrow.”

The company has committed to invest £10 billion over the next five years in the UK.

Virgin Media O2 says Gig1 broadband is available to new and existing customers and can be packaged with or without telephone, TV and mobile services.

Prices start from just £62 per month on an 18 month contract with a guaranteed price freeze for at least 24 months.

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