Ultrafast broadband for up to 3,000 properties, offering speeds 17 times faster than the local average.
Virgin Media has announced that homes and businesses in Wembley will be next to benefit from an ultrafast broadband and entertainment boost.
As part of its network expansion project, Virgin Media plans to extend its ultrafast broadband for up to 3,000 properties in Wembley by the end of 2018. This will transform the quality of broadband in the area where the average download speed is just 19.6Mbps.
Fibre optic cables will be connected directly to premises in Wembley (known as fibre to the premise – FTTP) offering ultrafast, future-proof connectivity with speeds of up to 300Mbps for residents and 350Mbps for small businesses.
Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband speeds make it possible to stream ultra-high-definition TV, with local residents able to benefit from the latest entertainment on Virgin TV’s new smallest, smartest, fastest, 4k-ready Virgin TV V6 set-top box.
The box has the ability to stream live TV, recordings, on demand shows and movies around the home. This is on top of great programming with up to 245 TV channels (including 50 HD channels) with all the football available in one place, including Sky Sports and BT Sports. Virgin Media also offers Sky Movies and Netflix, as well as an extensive on demand library of TV box sets and movies, and access to exclusive new TV shows such as Ash vs Evil Dead, Kingdom and Good Behavior.
Residents can also benefit from Virgin Mobile’s fast 4G connectivity which includes data free Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger, as well as the ability to rollover unused data each month.
Maurice Daw, Regional Director at Virgin Media, said: “By expanding our network in Wembley to thousands more homes and businesses, we are making the area a digital hotspot. Time-strapped families will soon be benefitting from the reliability of a service that’s 17 times faster than the local average.”
Backed by parent company Liberty Global, Virgin Media is to extend its ultrafast fibre broadband network to an additional 4 million premises, to reach a total of 17 million homes and businesses.