READING, UK – Virgin Media has connected 6,900 homes in Dronfield, North East Derbyshire, to its ultrafast broadband network, which will bring the UK's fastest widely available speeds to the area.
As part of its 'Project Lightning' network expansion programme, Virgin Media is expanding its ultrafast broadband network across the UK, bringing average top speeds of 516Mbps to residents and small businesses.
The company is also bringing next generation gigabit broadband to its entire network of 15 million homes by the end of 2021 as part of its new hyperfast Gig1 service.
Virgin Media has continued to expand its network during the global COVID-19 pandemic to help bring ultrafast connectivity to more homes and businesses across the UK.
Virgin Media has continued to expand its network during the global COVID-19 pandemic in order to provide ultrafast connectivity to more homes and businesses across the UK when they need it most.
Ultrafast broadband boost for Dronfield residents – now 13 times faster than the local average
Virgin Media's ultrafast broadband speeds are 13 times faster than the local average*. Dronfield will benefit from fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology which allows for smooth, reliable connectivity in the home. With a 516Mbps connection, files, films and games become very quick to stream, download and upload:
Download a standard HD movie file (5GB) in less than a minute and a half, compared to more than 18 minutes on the average local connection;
Download a 25GB console game in seven minutes, compared to nearly 90 minutes on the average local connection