- Broadband bundles available with TV and phone
- Cable broadband with speeds up to 152 Mb
Best selling deals from Virgin:Sign up now. Call: 0808 168 4659
Broadband + Phone:
|Virgin 50Mb Broadband & Weekend Calls|
|50Mb max speed||18 months||£5 £17.50 after 9 months||0808 168 4659|
|Virgin 152Mb Broadband & Weekend Calls|
|152Mb max speed||18 months||£17.50 £30 after 9 months||0808 168 4659|
Broadband + TV:
|Virgin Big Easy Bundle|
|50Mb max speed||18 months||£10 £22 after 9 months||0808 168 4659|
|Virgin Big Bang Bundle|
|100Mb max speed||18 months||£16 £32 after 6 months||0808 168 4659|
Broadband Genie Home Broadband Awards
Virgin Media once again did very well in the 2015 Home Broadband Survey. The ISP received our Fastest Broadband Provider award for its speed test performance, demonstrating average speeds that were double its nearest rival.
Virgin was also a finalist for Best Broadband Provider, putting in a very impressive performance in all areas. It was second only to winner Plusnet in four of the five categories, and the highest ranked provider for speed satisfaction.
The firm was also nominated for our Best Bundled Provider award for its excellent cable TV and high speed broadband packages.
Who are Virgin?
Virgin Media is the latest company to nail its colours on the UK's cable network - the only real challenger to BT's telephone exchanges used by most other fixed-lined broadband provider. And they're making a pretty good go of it too: cable speeds now run 'up to' 152Mb, exceeding the best performance of BT's fastest fibre optic lines, and you can throw TV, mobile and phone lines into the deal too. Support is about average for fixed-line broadband, which means it isn't great. However it is free, with tech support lines open 24/7 (to 'global' call centres).
It's been quite a journey for cable in the UK. US company Telewest hoovered up a lot of smaller UK cable firms in the 80s and 90s, while the privatised Independent Broadcasting Authority - bought by CableTel and all renamed NTL in 1998 - began doing the same. NTL and Telewest merged in 2006, with NTL:Telewest then merging with Virgin Mobile in 2007. Virgin Media cable broadband service now has more than 4.5 million subscribers, making it the third biggest provider behind BT and Sky.
Virgin Media's cable coverage is gradually improving and its 'super-fast' broadband is now available to millions of homes. It plans to roll this out over the entire network and has also commenced are program where speeds are to be increased for no extra cost, giving the option of 50Mb, 100Mb or 152Mb services, with 152Mb available in a growing number of select locations.