This, BT says, will make it the biggest Full Fibre network of any Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the UK. And BT isn’t finished there. Moving forward, the company says it has an ambition to reach around half of all homes in the UK by the end of 2025.
Virgin Media currently offers its Gig1 in Southampton, Reading, Greater Manchester and the West Midlands. But while the reach is pretty limited at the moment, things are expanding fast. The ISP says it hopes to bring the plan, dubbed Gig1, to 15 million homes across the UK by the end of 2021.
You might be wondering why you need 1Gbps speeds, this technology is becoming more vital. As well as binging on boxsets and listening to music online there’s also the growth in connected gadgets and online gaming.