Virgin Media Connects 4,700 homes in Kensal Green with Gigabit Broadband

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Virgin Media has connected 4,700 additional homes in Kensal Green, North-West London, to its broadband network, bringing next-generation gigabit speeds to the area.

As part of its ‘Project Lightning’ network expansion programme, Virgin Media is expanding its broadband network across the UK, bringing ultrafast speeds to residents and small businesses.

Kensal Green is the latest area to benefit and is able to access Virgin Media’s gigabit broadband service – Gig1 – from day one. Gig1 is able to provide homes with average top speeds of 1,140Mbps.

Gigabit Connectivity

The company is in the process of rolling out Gig1 across to its entire network of 15 million homes by the end of 2021.

Moving forward, all new areas that are connected to Virgin Media’s network as part of its expansion programme will be able to access its gigabit speeds providing that they’re in an area already served by Gig1.

Virgin Media has continued to expand its network during the global COVID-19 pandemic in order to provide ultrafast connectivity to more homes and businesses across the UK when they need it most.

Hyperfast broadband boost for Kensal Green residents – now 22 times faster than the local average.

Virgin Media’s hyperfast broadband speeds are 22 times faster than the local average*. Kensal Green will benefit from fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology which allows for smooth, reliable connectivity in the home. With a 1,140Mbps connection, files, films and games become very quick to stream, download and upload:

Download a standard HD movie file (5GB) in 37 seconds, compared to more than 14 minutes on the average local connection;
Download a 25GB console game in just over 3 minutes, compared to over 1 hour and 11 minutes on the average local connection**

Richard Vivian, Regional Director for the London at Virgin Media, said:

“Our investment plans are bringing ultrafast broadband to more homes and businesses across the UK and we’re delighted that residents in Kensal Green are the latest people to benefit from access to London’s fastest gigabit broadband from day one.”

“This next generation connectivity will allow the whole family to stream, work, game and zoom in the same house at the same time.”

Virgin Media’s Oomph bundles

By combining broadband, TV, home phone and mobile into one bundle, Virgin Media’s Oomph packages offer outstanding value for customers.

With the Ultimate Oomph bundle, customers can enjoy the ultimate entertainment and connectivity experience at home or on the move.

This includes ultrafast broadband, as well as a mobile SIM with truly unlimited data, texts and calls.

They can also access Virgin Media’s new TV service, Virgin TV 360. The advanced TV line-up includes a new Mini box, new TV remote with voice control and smart new features which offer a fully integrated, voice activated and personalised service.

Offering the very best entertainment, Virgin TV 360 boasts all of the top TV channels and streaming apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer, all with 4k Ultra-High Definition and HDR viewing capabilities.

Ultimate Oomph also comes complete with more than 280 channels including Sky Sports, Sky Cinema and BT Sport in 4K Ultra HD, as well as inclusive anytime landline calls.

And with Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband, multiple users in the home can stream and watch their favourite shows and content all at the same time in the highest resolution. Gigabit broadband speeds are also being rolled out by the company and are currently available to over 7 million homes across the UK.