Virgin Media Rolls Out 100Mbps Broadband Service To Five New Areas

Virgin Media has extended its 100 Mbps broadband service to five new areas in Britain, bringing the super-fast broadband connection to an extra 150,000 households.

The Internet service provider said that households in Cheshunt and Hatfield in Hertfordshire, Pentwyn in Cardiff, Southport in Merseyside and Treforest in Rhondda were now able to receive the service.

The ISP's 100 Mbps broadband connection is now available to 350,000 households. Virgin had initially started offering the service in Barry, Glamorgan, Colchester, Farnborough and Heckmondwike.

Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media, said in a statement: “From establishing the UK's first ever broadband service to the launch of 100Mb just ten years later, Virgin Media has led the greatest developments in digital Britain.”

“We're racing to get these ultrafast speeds across this entire area as fast as we can to meet demand,” he added.

The company said the service will offer download speeds of 100 Mbps, with upload speeds of 10 Mbps.