Virgin Media Enables 10,000 homes in Hoyland to benefit from ultrafast broadband

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Virgin Media has completed the rollout of its ultrafast broadband network in Hoyland and North Hoyland which will bring the UK’s fastest widely available speeds in the UK to more than 10,000 homes and businesses.

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 516Mbps to residents and small businesses.

This will help transform the quality of broadband in Hoyland where the average (median) download speed is 33.4Mbps.

Hoyland will benefit from fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology which allows for smooth, reliable connectivity in the home. With a 516Mbps connection, files, films and games become unbelievably quick to stream, download and upload:

•Download a standard HD movie file (5GB) in two minutes, compared to more than 20 minutes on the average local connection;
•Download a 25GB console game in 10 minutes, compared to more than one hour and 47 minutes on the average local connection**

Hugh Woolford, Regional Director for North East and Yorkshire at Virgin Media, said: “We are delighted that thousands of local residents and businesses in Hoyland can now start to benefit from the boost our ultrafast broadband will give them. Giving them greater speeds will enable them to do the things they need to do and love doing more quickly and more easily.”

Matthew Gladstone, Executive Director, Place Directorate at BMBC, said: “We welcome this digital investment from Virgin Media which will bring ultrafast broadband to thousands of homes and businesses in Hoyland. Fast, reliable connectivity is essential for modern life and this will revolutionise the way residents engage with online activity in the home.”

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. This includes broadband that’s faster than standard packages and a data-rich 4G mobile SIM on a network that’s faster on average than Vodafone, 02, Three and Sky.

It’s better value for customers to take cable and mobile services together in an Oomph package from Virgin Media rather than taking them separately.

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

This includes the UK’s fastest widely available broadband with average top speeds of 516Mbps – seven times faster than BT and Sky – as well as a mobile SIM with truly unlimited data, texts and calls.

Plus, there’s brilliant TV with two of Virgin TV’s latest V6 set-top boxes complete with more than 280 channels including Sky Sports HD, Sky Cinema HD and BT Sport in 4K Ultra HD, as well as inclusive anytime landline calls.