17,000 Scarborough homes to get Virgin Media gigabit broadband for first time
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Customers in Scarborough can now sign-up to services including Gig1 broadband which offers top speeds of 1,130Mbps – said to be 24 times faster than local average and handy for busy households working remotely, streaming UHD TV shows and films, video calling friends and family and playing games online.
Virgin Media’s services are now available after work to bring full fibre connections to the area has been completed.
The network has been built on behalf of nexfibre, which is investing £4.5bn to deliver high speed fibre to the home (FTTH) connections to five million homes across the UK by 2026.
Virgin Media O2 is using this next-generation network to deliver its broadband and TV Stream services to homes and businesses in the area.
Julie Agnew, Managing Director of Fixed Network Expansion at Virgin Media O2 said: “17,000 more people in Scarborough can now feel the benefit of Virgin Media’s services - with packages that include everything from next generation gigabit broadband to easy-to-use TV streaming and entertainment services.
“These ultrareliable full fibre to the home broadband connections come with speeds up to 24 times faster than local average.”
Rajiv Datta, CEO at nexfibre said: “nexfibre's multi-million pound investment in Scarborough will enable thousands of households and businesses to access the benefits of full fibre broadband, including being able to participate in the local economy and connect with the community.”
Homes and businesses in two more villages near Scarborough now have access to fast, reliable broadband, thanks to rural provider Quickline Communications.
Quickline is continuing its full fibre rollout to isolated locations, with Hunmanby and Staxton the latest to benefit.
The two villages now have access to speeds of up to 1 Gbps, enabling customers to stream, browse and download without buffering or losing connection.
The latest phase of the North Yorkshire rollout is part of Quickline’s mission to tackle the digital divide between urban and rural areas and ensure no community is left behind.
A total of almost 2,500 households across Hunmanby and Staxton can now be connected to Quickline’s full fibre broadband.