Aims for 15.5 million homes by end of year
Virgin Media O2’s gigabit broadband network has expanded to ten million homes.
The network operator announced that two-thirds of its footprint can now access hyperfast broadband speeds.
As part of today’s gigabit switch-on, VMO2 has upgraded its network with 1.7 million homes gaining access to the services with towns and cities including Blackpool, Cambridge, Leicester and Nottingham now able to benefit.
Virgin Media’s Gig1 broadband service comes with average download speeds of 1,130Mbps.
By the end of 2021, VMO2 aims to deliver broadband speeds to 15.5 million homes.
VMO2 CEO Lutz Schüler said: “We’re rapidly expanding our gigabit broadband network and more than 10 million homes across the UK can now access these next-generation speeds.
“As the UK’s largest gigabit provider today, committed to connecting our entire network to these speeds by the end of the year, our investment is helping the UK meet its broadband targets and providing consumers with connectivity fit for the future.”