Virgin Media Kicks-Off Its Broadband Double Speed Upgrade

By Sam Gibbs on at

It’s the first of March, which has spurred Virgin into action on its promise to double everyone's broadband speed for free. The first 30 areas to get the speed boost in March and April have been announced, while Virgin’s thrown up a “Double Speed” checker for the rest of us.

Good news if you happen to live in Belfast, Newcastle, Ashford, Ipswich, Dundee or Cambridge -- you’re all on the list for immediate roll out. Here’s the complete list:

Newcastle, Tilbury, Southend, Ely, Melton, Andover, Poplar, Dover, Ashford, Rawtenstall, Belfast, Solihull, Maidstone, Castlecary, Grimsby, Ipswich, St Mellons, Flitwick, Preston, Dundee, Glenrothes, Wakefield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Cambridge, Cosham, Hemel Hempstead, Mansfield, Oldham, and Bedford.

Others will roll out over the next 18 months with everyone from 10 to 50Mbps getting a doubling, while 100Mbps customers will only get a modest 20Mbps bump. Those upgraded to 100Mbps will also see a bump to 120Mbps when it rolls out, with the top-level package being reduced in price.

Here’s to faster broadband for all, even if it does cost you more in the long run. [Virgin]

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