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Virgin Media Boosting Top Speeds to 120Mbps

Back in January of this year, Virgin Media announced plans to double speeds for over four million of its customers and boost its top speed to 120Mb. The roll-out started in February and was expected to be finished by the middle of next year. This week, Virgin announced that the time to boost its top tier 100Mb speeds had come.

"As part of its 'Double Your Speeds' programme launched earlier this year, Virgin Media has now started to boost the speeds of its 100Mb customers to 120Mb," the company said via news release today. "The new 120Mb tier continues to push the boundaries of broadband speeds available in the UK and will ensure Virgin Media broadband customers continue to receive some of the fastest speeds in Europe."

Virgin says it has already upgraded 40 percent of its network for faster speeds and claims to be the only ISP in the UK with superfast broadband speeds as standard. The Double Your Speeds program will see Virgin's 10Mb, 20Mb, 30Mb and 50Mb services double by the middle of next year.

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  • frombehind
    Yarr, matey!
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  • freggo
    That's 10 times what I get from Comcast.
    But to be fair... how much does a "Virginian" have to pay for that speed ?
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  • aftcomet
    freggoThat's 10 times what I get from Comcast.But to be fair... how much does a "Virginian" have to pay for that speed ?
    Dude, if you're a virginian, you can't put a price on downloading pr0n that fast.
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  • blubbey
    freggoThat's 10 times what I get from Comcast.But to be fair... how much does a "Virginian" have to pay for that speed ?
    Looking at their site it says £29.75/month for 3 months then £34.75 per month after that.

    http://store.virginmedia.com/broadband/compare-broadband/index.html

    You could get it with a phone line bundle for ~£5 more per month (but it'll be cheaper for 6 months not 3). OR if you wanted to, £46.62 per month for 6 months then £93.25 after that with Spotify Premium for 3 months, 1tb TiVo box with an extra one for another room with a load of sports and movie channels (couple hundred channels with 37 HD), unlimited anytime to landline + VM numbers with cheaper international calls.

    http://store.virginmedia.com/bundles/our-collections.html

    Or you could go for the 60mb option which looks much better value.
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  • frombehind
    aftcometDude, if you're a virginian, you can't put a price on downloading pr0n that fast.
    AHAH! I see what you did there =)
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  • blubbey
    Oh that'd be ~$45 then $52.50 or ~$7.50 more with a phone line, lastly ~$67.50 then ~$140.
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  • freggo
    blubbeyOh that'd be ~$45 then $52.50 or ~$7.50 more with a phone line, lastly ~$67.50 then ~$140.
    Damn, men don't cry, but this is getting me close to it :-)

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  • freggo
    aftcometDude, if you're a virginian, you can't put a price on downloading pr0n that fast.
    Guy from NY...New Yorker.
    guy from Texas...Texan

    Virgin Media user... Virginian :-)

    And believe it or not, there is an IT world outside of Gaming and Porn !
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  • unless you have downloads going 24/7 or are really impatient getting anything higer then 60Mbps from Virgin is a waste of money as almost all of that bandwith will be going to waste.

    altough i do make a fair few of my American Friends envious.
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  • aracheb
    freggoGuy from NY...New Yorker.guy from Texas...TexanVirgin Media user... Virginian :-)And believe it or not, there is an IT world outside of Gaming and Porn !Yes!!
    It is!! More gaming and more Porn!
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