Virgin Gigabit for Southampton
Southampton set to become the first UK city to benefit from Virgin Media's gigabit broadband.
19:36 01 September 2019
Virgin Media has confirmed that it is bringing its ultrafast gigabit broadband connections (1,000Mbps) to homes across Southampton in the coming months ahead of a national rollout.
Lutz Schüler, Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Media, said: “Given our deep connection with the city, we wanted to start this giant digital leap forward for the UK in Southampton.
“Virgin Media has been the unparalleled speed leader for many years.
"Very soon, for the first time ever, people will be able to experience hyperfast and reliable gigabit internet connections thanks to the latest technology and the power of our network.
“This upgrade plan will see gigabit speeds rolled out at an unrivalled pace, bringing our customers in Southampton and across our entire network, the future-proof connections of tomorrow.”
Councillor Christopher Hammond, leader of Southampton City Council, said: “I’m delighted that Virgin Media has chosen Southampton as the first city to benefit from hyperfast connectivity.
"We have a thriving digital and creative economy in Southampton and the council is fully committed to supporting residents, businesses and visitors to embrace the opportunities that modern technology present to the city.
"Increasing broadband speed further reinforces the fact that this is a great place to live, work and visit.”