Virgin Media to add 9,000 Washington premises on 350Mbps Broadband expansion

As part of Virgin Media’s Project Lightning, expansion rolls into the new Tyne and Wear based town of Washington and some 9,000 home and businesses here will befit. The expansion is to complete its local roll-out by the end of 2019, as part of the provider’s £3 billion project network expansion which aims to reach an additional 4 million premises across the UK. This should extend Virgin Media’s footprint to around 60 65 percent of the UK, passing a total of 17 million premises. Except for some 2 million of those additional premises on FTTP tech, Virgin Media will extend their Hybrid Fibre Coax HFC based cable network, running on EuroDOCSIS tech, to all these premises. At preset this network gives users 350Mbps to businesses and 300Mbps to residential consumers, which includes access to premium cable TV content.

Deputy Leader of Sunderland City Council, Henry Trueman, said the arrival of ultra-fast broadband in Washington will transform the quality of broadband in the area and further help them to reach their potential and to boost their tech credentials. Virgin Media’s Regional Director, Hugh Woodford, said expanding to thousands of additional homes and businesses in Washington, will make this area into a digital hotspot, benefiting the ‘time-strapped’ families here with a reliable service that’s hugely faster than the local average.

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