Virgin Media rolls out broadband to more than 14,000 premises in Alfreton

Virgin Media has rolled out its gigabit broadband service to more than 14,000 homes and businesses in Alfreton.

Customers in Alfreton can now sign-up to services including Gig2 broadband, which offers top speeds of 2Gbps – 34 times faster than the local average.

Virgin Media’s services are now available locally after work to bring full fibre connections to the area has been completed. The network has been built on behalf of nexfibre, which is investing £4.5 billion to deliver high speed FTTH connections to 5 million UK homes by 2026. Virgin Media O2 is using this next-generation network to provide 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, “14,000 more people in Alfreton 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 34 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 Alfreton 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."