Virgin Media 02 rolls out broadband to 24,000 premises in Wirral

Virgin Media 02 has rolled out its gigabit broadband services to 24,000 more homes and businesses in Wirral.

Customers in Wirral can now sign-up to services including Gig2 broadband, which offers top speeds of 2Gbps.

The network has been built on behalf of nexfibre, which is investing £4.5 billion to deliver high speed FTTH connections to 5 million homes across the UK by 2026. nexfibre recently announced it has already reached a total of 1 million premises passed and ready for service.
Virgin Media O2 is using this next-generation network to deliver its broadband and TV Stream services to homes and businesses in the area.

Julie Agnew, managing director of fixed network expansion at Virgin Media O2, said, "24,000 more homes in Wirral can now feel the benefit of Virgin Media’s services – with packages that include everything from next generation multigigabit broadband to easy-to-use TV streaming and entertainment services.

"These ultrareliable full fibre to the home broadband connections come with speeds – up to 25 times faster than local average – providing total peace of mind that whatever you're doing online, you'll never be slowed down by your service."

Rajiv Datta, CEO at nexfibre, said, “nexfibre’s multi-million pound investment in Wirral will enable thousands of households and businesses to access the benefits of full fibre broadband, including being able to participate in the local economy and connect with the community. It marks a significant step on our journey to connect 5 million premises by 2026."

Virgin Media O2 is offering speeds of 1,000Mbps-plus across its network. The company invests around £2 billion a year in its networks and services and is upgrading its fixed network to FTTH technology over the coming years.

In addition to its ultrafast broadband network, Virgin Media O2's mobile network covers 99 per cent of the nation's population with 4G, while it’s also rolling out 5G services.


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