Virgin Media O2 now supplies 1-gig broadband to more than 10 million UK homes

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(Pocket-lint) - Virgin Media O2 has extended its gigabit broadband sum to a further 1.7 cardinal UK homes.

That means much than 10 cardinal homes tin present motion up for its ultrafast speeds, reaching up to 1,130Mbps.

The latest rollout takes successful Blackpool, Cambridge, Leicester, Nottingham, Oxford, Swindon and respective different locations. The supplier plans to person its full web switched implicit for gigabit speeds by the extremity of 2021.

"We person acceptable retired ambitious measures to promote commercialized concern successful broadband, velocity up rollout and walk £5 cardinal connecting hard-to-reach areas, truthful I'm pleased to spot the fantabulous advancement Virgin Media O2 is making getting lightning-fast gigabit speeds to the nation's homes and businesses," said the UK government's integer secretary, Oliver Dowden.

"Our concern is helping the UK conscionable its broadband targets and providing consumers with connectivity acceptable for the future," added Vigin Media O2 boss, Lutz Schüler.

A Gig1 fibre broadband bundle starts astatine £62 per period for broadband alone. That's connected an 18-month contract. It includes the Virgin Media Hub 4 router.

Virgin Media O2 besides provides "intelligent WiFi pods" astatine nary other outgo for those struggling with Wi-Fi deadzones astir the home. 

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