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Virgin Media Starts 100Mbps Broadband Roll Out

Virgin Media has started rolling out its 'ultra-fast' 100 Mbps broadband connection to some parts of the UK, promising a connection that is 20 times faster than those currently available.

According to the company, people in Colchester, Farnborough, and Heckmondwike, as well as Barry in South Wales, will be able to subscribe to the broadband service.

The service, which was unveiled back in October 2010, will be available on Virgin's fibre optics based network to homes and businesses all over the UK and offers upload speeds up to 10 Mbps.

Virgin claims that people will be able to access the web, download and stream videos at the lightning speed of up to 100 Mbps. Virgin said that the new 100 Mbps network was capable of scaling up to 400 Mbps in the near future.

Customers in connected areas wishing to surf the web using the ultra-fast network will have to pay £45 per month. The same service will also be available for £35 when purchased with a phone connection.