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Virgin Media Upgrades Some Customers to 636Mbps Broadband For Free

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Virgin Media has upgraded subscribers to its Ultimate Oomph quad-play package, who currently receive 516Mbps internet, to its new speed of 636Mbps for no additional charge.

Virgin announced the new speed tier in June and made its 516Mbps package available as a standalone broadband plan, without pay-TV, for the first time. But it has taken until now for the cable ISP to finally flip the switch on the new speeds for Ultimate Oomph subscribers.

The new M600 broadband plan boasts download speeds of 636Mbps and upload speeds of 41Mbps. It’s included with Ultimate Oomph packages, which bundles broadband; anytime landline calling; more than 250 TV channels; and a mobile SIM with unlimited data, texts and minutes, for £77.99 a month for 18 months (£139 a month thereafter). 

Annie Brooks, Executive Director of Product at Virgin Media, said: “With our free broadband speed boost, Virgin Media’s Ultimate Oomph customers can enjoy a lightning-fast connection nine times faster than the national average.

“Just the size of this upgrade, with an extra 120Mbps added, is faster than many other providers’ top broadband package. This highlights our commitment to giving customers more value and a fantastic service at a time when fast, reliable connectivity has never been more important.”

The upgraded Ultimate Oomph isn’t yet to launch for new customers, but we expect it to follow shortly. M600 also isn’t available as standalone broadband or broadband and landline phone deals.

This isn’t the first time Virgin Media has boosted internet speeds for its subscribers for no additional charge. In January, it scrapped its M50 broadband plan, with speeds of 50Mbps, and upgraded a million households to its new entry-level tariff, M1000, with average download speeds of 150Mbps.

The speed boost is also separate from the DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade being rolled out across Virgin’s network, switched on for three million households in London and Northern Ireland last week. The upgrade takes maximum speeds on the network to 1104Mbps, available with Virgin’s Gig1Fibre package. So far, 6.8 million households have been reached with the upgrade, and Virgin intends to reach all 15 million on its network by the end of next year.

Lauren Smith
Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith has worked as a journalist and copywriter for most of the last decade, covering technology, energy, and consumer rights, in the US and UK.

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