Lightning strikes Devon: Virgin’s ultrafast broadband boost for 42,000 premises
Virgin Media has announced that homes and businesses in Devon will be next to benefit from an ultrafast broadband.
As part of its Project Lightning expansion, Virgin Media plans to extend its fibre optic network to 42,000 homes and businesses across Devon. Work has already begun in Torquay to connect almost 24,000 new premises and is expected to be completed across the county before the end of 2019.
Those who wish to take Virgin Media’s services will be connected to ultrafast broadband with download speeds of up to 300Mbps for residents and businesses.
Residents can also benefit from the latest entertainment with the brand new smallest, smartest, fastest, 4k-ready Virgin TV V6 set-top box, with the ability to stream live TV, recordings, on demand shows and movies around the home.
Maurice Daw, regional director at Virgin Media, said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our network to thousands more homes and businesses to help to make Devon a world class digital hotspot. Local residents and businesses will soon be getting the high-speed connectivity they deserve. We urge more people to come together and register their interest – your street could be next.”
Councillor Richard Haddock, Executive Lead for Business at Torbay Council, said: “The investment by Virgin Media is fantastic news for the residents and businesses of Torquay and is very welcome. Opportunities like this, along with the South Devon Highway, is showing the rest of the country that Torbay is a great place to live and work.”
Kevin Foster, Member of Parliament for Torbay, said: “I am delighted that thousands of local homes and businesses will soon be connected to ultrafast broadband.
“This investment, bringing speeds of up to 300Mbps, is great news for keeping the bay connected and driving forward our economy. It is great that Virgin Media is not just talking about improving our digital infrastructure, but picking up a trowel to do so.”
Backed by parent company Liberty Global, Virgin Media is investing £3bn to extend its ultrafast fibre broadband network to an additional 4 million premises, to reach a total of 17 million homes and businesses.
As network expansion continues across the country, Virgin Media calls for more people to register interest at: www.virginmedia.com/cablemystreet
(from a press release)