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Virgin Media reveals biggest shake-up in years: here's how it will affect you

And that’s not all, Virgin is boasting that M500 – which has an average download speed of 516Mbps and an average upload speed of 36Mbps – is seven times faster than BT and Sky’s fastest widely available speeds.

“We’re adding the racing stripes to our entire bundle line-up by making our M500 Fibre broadband available with all of our packages,” said Jeff Dodds, Virgin Media’s Chief Operating Officer. “It means our customers can live life in the fast lane and do everything they want online.


Virgin Media’s next-generation Gig1 broadband service offers customers the ability to download a full HD movie in well under a minute. With speeds topping 1,000Mbps – this should be more than enough to stream 4K quality content, while the kids are playing online multiplayer games, and still answer a FaceTime call with a crystal-clear picture. Given that the average UK broadband speed is currently 68Mbps, this is a serious amount of speed.

The Gig1 service is already available across Birmingham, Coventry, Manchester, Reading and Southampton and now it’s getting a cheaper price. That means those lucky enough to have it in their street can subscribe from £64 per month – saving £3 (or in other words, price-matching the similarly-fast gigabit service recently launched by rival BT).

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