Virgin has just released a new ultra high-speed package, which eclipses their previous 300Mbps offering.
Current VIVID 300 customers will have their connections speeds upgraded to VIVID 350 free of charge.
The 350Mbps connections speed from Virgin has actually been available from 2017 although it was only made official in February this year and it is only now that you will be able to see the upgraded speed advertised on the Virgin Media website.
The 350Mbps offering will cost £41 for the first 12 months of the contract which will then increase to £48 on a rolling monthly basis when the initial contract has expired and requires a £20 installation fee. This new speed will be offered alongside various other Virgin Media services such as line rental and TV for an additional cost.
Virgin Media’s Executive Director for Connectivity, Anthony Vollmer, said: “We’ve always been proud of our network’s speed and for good reason. Our lines bring blazingly fast download speeds which are leagues ahead of those our customers could find elsewhere. We have been the speed leader since 2007: We intend to remain at the front of the pack.”
The new high-speed connection from Virgin means that downloads will be even faster and will allow customers to:
- Download HD movies in approximately two minutes which is light years ahead of the standard UK connection which takes around 16 minutes
- Download a 25Gb video game in roughly 10 minutes whereas it would take one and half hours if you have the average UK connection speed
The new development will keep Virgin out in front of Openreach’s best offering which currently boasts speeds of up to 330Mbps. Virgin Media have increased their connection speed by 15x since they were launched in 2007 and this latest development will mean that Virgin will be able to offer speeds 4x faster than BT and Sky’s most widely available packages.