• Full fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology with average top speeds of 1,130Mbps delivered to the Woodburn area of Dalkeith, Scotland
  • Residents can benefit from broadband speeds 28 times faster than the local average, making it possible to download Ultra-HD TV shows and computer games in minutes
  • Virgin Media O2 engineers have worked throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure customers have access to vital connectivity when they need it most

Virgin Media O2 has connected around 4,200 homes in the Woodburn area of Dalkeith, Scotland, to its ultrafast broadband network, bringing next-generation gigabit speeds to the area.

As part of its ‘Project Lightning’ network expansion programme, Virgin Media O2 is expanding its broadband network by bringing ultrafast speeds to more residents and small businesses.

Dalkeith is the latest location now able to access Virgin Media’s gigabit broadband. The company’s Gig1 service offers average top speeds of 1,130Mbps, perfect for busy households working remotely, streaming TV shows and films, video calling friends and family and playing games online.

In November, Virgin Media activated gigabit services across its network in Edinburgh and surrounding areas, giving homes access to the fastest widely available speeds in the UK.

Virgin Media O2 is leading Britain’s gigabit charge and boasts the largest gigabit network in the UK. It is committed to rolling out next-generation gigabit services to its entire network of more than 15 million premises by the end of 2021.

The company has committed to invest at least £10bn over the next 5 years in the UK and, building on the success of its existing fibre network expansion activity, is planning to go further and faster by deploying fibre to millions of additional homes across the country. This investment will see the business contribute even further to the Government’s connectivity targets – upgrading infrastructure in more parts of the country and bringing greater choice and competition to many areas that need it most.

In addition to its ultrafast broadband network, Virgin Media O2 was voted the UK’s best mobile network for reliability and coverage**. Its mobile network covers 99% of the nation’s population with 4G, with the business continuing to upgrade its 4G and 5G services to boost mobile connectivity around the country.

Ultrafast broadband boost for Dalkeith residents – now 28 times faster than the local average

Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband speeds are 28 times faster than the local average*. Residents in Dalkeith will benefit from fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology which allows for smooth, reliable connectivity in the home. With a 1,130Mbps connection, large files, films and games become very quick to stream and download:

  • Download every Bridgerton episode in UHD (56GB) in just 7 minutes, compared to three hours 20 minutes on the average local connection;
  • Download Call of Duty: Cold War (133GB) on PS5 in under 17 minutes, compared to over seven hours and 56 minutes on the average local connection*** 

Julie Agnew, Director of Construction & Delivery at Virgin Media O2, said: “We’re extending our network as part of our mission to upgrade the UK, giving more people access to our unbeatable services and ultrafast speeds.

“Dalkeith residents can now benefit from ultrafast broadband nearly 30 times faster than local average as we supercharge services at a time when demand for fast and reliable connectivity has never been greater. Whether you’re downloading the latest update to Call of Duty or Facetiming with family, with our broadband, this can all be done on multiple devices at the same time.”

Gig1 – faster speeds, a powerful router and competitive pricing 

Customers taking Gig1 will benefit from Virgin Media’s best ever equipped gigabit capable router – the Hub 4. The router is Virgin Media’s fastest to date and features improved Wi-Fi hardware to provide speedy and reliable connectivity throughout customers’ homes.

Gig1 broadband is available to new and existing customers and can be packaged with or without telephone, TV and mobile services. Prices start from just £62 per month on an 18-month contract with a guaranteed price freeze for at least 24 months.

New customers can also combine broadband, TV, home phone and mobile into one bundle, which 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 with bundled TV, broadband and mobile services.

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 boost their ultimate oomph package with Gig1 speeds

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 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.

For those interested in Virgin Media’s fantastic services, they can go online now to check out our latest deals > http://www.virginmedia.com/

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