Virgin delivers internet speeds up to 240 times faster than national average

UK cable firm Virgin Media claims that it is successfully delivering internet speeds up to 240 times faster than the national average to trialists in the state-sponsored TechHub near Old Street in central London.

According to Virgin Media’s claim, it is delivering download spped of 1.5Gbps and upload speed of 150Mbps.

To deliver such a fast internet service, the cable company has invested £13 billion to connect every cable home to its fibre optic network by a high-grade coaxial line.

Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media, said that they wanted to explore the full potential of their unique fibre optic network because people’s demands are increasing as they are simultaneously connecting more gadgets to the internet to do more online than ever before.

Speaking on the high speed of the company broadband, Mr. James said, “At speeds of up to 1.5Gb, Virgin Media is delivering some of the fastest broadband in the world and, thanks to our ongoing investment, we’re able to anticipate and lead the way in meeting growing demand for bandwidth as future services and applications come online.”

Virgin Media’s download and upload speeds of 1.5Gbps and 150Mbps trial makes use of the company’s same infrastructure & technology that is being used to deliver speeds of up to 100Mbps to residential customers.