Tuesday 11 October 2016

Virgin Media to reach nearly 360,000 Scottish premises

Virgin Media

Virgin Media is set to expand its cable network to even more areas of Scotland, reaching a whopping 360,000 extra premises - with a promise to connect a third of them by the end of 2017.

It'll start off by rolling out to…

  • 55,000 premises in Ayrshire - mostly Ayr, Irvine, Kilmarnock, and Prestwick

  • 70,000 premises in Fife - mostly Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline, Inverkeithing, and Rosyth

In fact, work has already started in some of these areas.

The network will also of course arrive in six villages that requested a rollout in Virgin Media's Supercharging Local Communities initiative last year - Bridge of Weir, Craigends, Crosslee, Houston, Kilmacolm, and Kirknewton.

Virgin Media hasn't yet confirmed where the other 235,000 premises to get its network will be.

Fergus Ewing, Scottish cabinet secretary for the rural economy and connectivity, said: "I welcome the news that Virgin Media will be rolling out ultrafast broadband to over 300,000 premises in Scotland.

"The Scottish Government has made the commitment to ensure that 100% of premises across Scotland will have access to superfast broadband by 2021. Commercial investment will play a huge part in delivering that commitment."

All homes that receive a rollout will be able to sign up to broadband, home phone, and TV from Virgin Media, with download speeds of up to 200Mb. Businesses will have access to the network's business broadband packages, which have speeds up to 300Mb.

To see if it's coming to your postcode, or to register your interest in Virgin Media, go to virginmedia.com/cablemystreet.



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