Virgin Media Connects Homes in Chesterfield with Ultrafast Network

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Virgin Media has connected 13,200 homes in Chesterfield, Derbyshire to its ultrafast broadband network which will bring the UK’s fastest widely available speeds to the area.

As part of its ‘Project Lightning’ network expansion programme, Virgin Media is expanding its ultrafast broadband network across the UK, bringing average top speeds of more than 600Mbps to residents and small businesses.

Chesterfield is the latest area to benefit from Virgin Media’s investment and later in the year, local residents are set to benefit from Gig1 broadband offering speeds of more than 1,000Mbps as the firm rolls out next-generation gigabit connections to its entire network of 15 million homes by the end of 2021.

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

Ultrafast broadband boost for Chesterfield residents – now 15 times faster than the local average

Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband speeds are 15 times faster than the local average. Chesterfield residents will benefit from fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology which allows for smooth, reliable connectivity in the home. With a more than 600Mbps connection, large files, films and games become very quick to stream and download:

Download every Bridgerton episode in UHD (56GB) in 12 minutes 43 seconds, compared to three hours 20 minutes on the average local connection;
Download Call of Duty Cold War (133GB) on PS5 in just over 30 minutes, compared to over 7 hours and 56 minutes on the average local connection.

Hugh Woolford, Regional Director for the East Midlands at Virgin Media, said, “We are proud to announce that our network now reaches an additional 13,200 properties in Chesterfield, delivering the fastest widely available speeds to local residents at a time when connectivity really matters.

“Whether you’re working from home, watching the latest box set or zoom calling with friends, buffering will become a thing of the past thanks to our ultrafast and reliable network.”

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 broadband with average top speeds of more than 600Mbps, as well as a mobile SIM with truly unlimited data, texts and calls.

Customers 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 230 channels including Sky Sports, Sky Entertainment and Sky Cinema in Ultra HD 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.