Thousands of Doncaster homes connected to UK ‘fastest broadband’ by Virgin Media
New Rossington, Conisbrough, Edlington and Armthorpe are now all gigabit ready, the company said.
Gigabit speeds allow consumers to send and receive large files, download TV shows, movies and computer games in seconds
Virgin Media O2 spearheads gigabit charging in the UK with gigabit speeds available for more than three-quarters of its network and its entire footprint of 15.5 million homes is expected to be upgraded before the launch. end of 2021.
The company’s next-generation Gig1 broadband service is the fastest available among the UK’s leading broadband providers.
In addition to preparing homes for the technologies and applications of tomorrow, gigabit speeds allow consumers to do more online – work, stream, socialize and play – all at the same time on multiple devices under one roof.
As part of today’s gigabit activation, Virgin Media O2 has upgraded thousands of homes to gigabit speeds.
Virgin Media O2 is already the UK’s largest gigabit provider, with 12.8 million homes now able to access these next-generation speeds. By the end of the year, the company will offer gigabit broadband speeds across its entire network of 15.5 million homes.
Lutz Schüler, CEO of Virgin Media O2, said: “Our continued investment means that more than three-quarters of our network, including Doncaster, is now gigabit-ready, providing access to millions of homes across the country. scalable services and the fastest broadband available from any major provider.
“We continue our mission to upgrade the UK and connect our entire network at gigabit speeds by the end of the year – a pace unmatched by any other provider.”
Councilor Jane Nightingale, Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources at Doncaster Council, said: “This is very good news for the Borough both in terms of its immense social and economic impact.
“Broadband connectivity will bring multiple benefits to our businesses and local communities, including boosting business productivity and innovation, while promoting flexible working.
“We will see further positive impacts through greater social inclusion, health and wellness, home learning and digital entertainment experiences. “