Virgin Media led the way in the introduction of fast fibre broadband to the UK. The likes of BT, Sky and TalkTalk now offer competing services, but nothing can touch Virgin broadband deals when it comes to truly, blisteringly fast fibre speeds. After using TechRadar's postcode tool to see if Virgin is available where you live, you can check our comparison table to discover how much you'll need to pay for Virgin broadband, phone and TV packages.
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Cable ISP Virgin Media UK appears to have quietly started boosting the upload speeds of customers on their Mbps ultrafast broadband download packages, which previously experienced an upload rate of 12Mbps but is now being boosted to 20Mbps. Regular readers may recall that our sources predicted this increase, which we covered as part of the Mbps launch in April here. At the time we said that the new product would be followed by the introduction of faster upload speeds i.
Sometimes the best way to get a feel for a broadband provider is to read what those who are already customers think of the service they're receiving. Below are all the reviews we've received for Virgin Media. Based on customer ratings since Show all time ratings. Ratings are left by users of our speed test as well as by reviewers.
We set out all your broadband speed information in a handy table in the contract we send to you. You can also find a copy of your contract in MyVirginMedia to download and print later. In particular we set out the estimated normally available speeds and the minimum download and upload speeds from our Network to your Virgin Media Hub, which applied on the day you ordered your services.
Virgin Media has announced plans to offer a gigabit internet service to almost 15 million UK homes. In doing so, Virgin is throwing down the gauntlet to BT and those using the Openreach infrastructure. The rollout will begin later in the year, starting with Southampton, where the first customers trialling these speeds have already been connected.
It's super simple to test what speeds you're getting from your broadband connection. Follow our steps to find out both your download and upload speeds. Before you begin, it's best to make sure the only device connected to your Hub is the one you're running the test on.
Broadband users have blamed poor internet access on bad weather, thick walls and electronics among other things. But the biggest reason why your WIFI might be slower in one room than it is in the other quite shockingly has nothing to do with someone in your home using the phone. The real reason is actually much more bizarre than you might think. Water in all shapes and forms, ranging from fish tanks to even human bodies, can slow down your broadband speeds.
The company's best-value deals are the ones that combine broadband with television servicesbut you can pick and choose which TV packages you want, or just get broadband on its own if your viewing needs are already sorted. With Virgin, the emphasis is on speed. Currently you can only get that top-end connection as part of a very expensive TV and phone bundle, but frankly it's amazing that it's available at all.
Virgin Media is one of the UK's leading broadband providers that is renowned for its fast broadband speeds. On its website, the provider insists such a figure is exponentially faster than that of its rivals. In fact, the firm declared BT's fibre optic technology delivers an average speed of 67Mbps while Sky is listed as having an figure of 63Mbps. The cheapest tariff offered by the firm is its "VIVID 50" fibre broadband that promises an average download speed of 54Mbps.