Virgin Media brings broadband to more than 12,000 premises in Blyth

Virgin Media has rolled out its gigabit broadband services to more than 12,000 homes and businesses in Blyth.

Customers in Blyth can now sign-up to services including Gig2 broadband, which offers top speeds of 2Gbps – 36 times faster than the local average.

The network has been built on behalf of Nexfibre, which is investing £4.5 billion to provide high speed FTTH connections to 5 million homes across the UK by 2026. 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, "12,000 more homes in Blyth 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 36 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, "We're proud to be able to facilitate access to futureproof hyper-fast fibre to more than 12,000 premises in Blyth, thanks to our multi-million pound in investment. We continue on our mission to build and expand our network in suburban and semi-rural areas, and play our part in helping to close the digital divide and boost the UK economy."