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Virgin Media O2 extends gigabit network to Cheshire East

Megan Robinson
November 15, 2022

Its ‘Project Lightning’ network expansion programme means ultrafast broadband, TV and phone services can reach more residents and small businesses

Virgin Media O2 has announced it has expanded its gigabit network to an extra 4,250 homes in Alsager, Cheshire East, in a bid to upgrade more of the UK.

Homes in Alsager can benefit from Virgin Media’s services such as Gig1, which offers top speeds of 1,130Mbps and said to be 22 times faster than the local average.

Virgin Media O2 is the only major broadband provider to roll out next-generation gigabit services to its entire network, and the company is aiming to upgrade and complete its fixed network to full fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology in 2028.

Rob Evans, Managing Director of Fixed Network Expansion at Virgin Media O2, said: “With the festive season fast approaching and winter nights drawing in, we’re proud to be giving the people of Cheshire East access to ultrafast connectivity at a time when it matters most. 

“Residents in the area will now be able to experience speeds up to more than 22 times faster* than the local average when accessing online services such as streaming their favourite Christmas films and video-calling friends and family.”   

Councillor Nick Mannion, Chair of Cheshire East Council’s Economy and Growth Committee said: “We are delighted to hear Virgin Media O2 have continued to extend their gigabit broadband service to additional premises across Cheshire East, with more than 4,000 new connections now live in Alsager. 

“Seeing organisations such as Virgin Media O2 expand their network and provide even more premises with a future proofed broadband service is crucial. This ensures our residents and businesses have access to fast, reliable internet services.”

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