Virgin Media is launching a business broadband service early next year that will give users an ultrafast service of around 300Mbps.
Virgin believes that this will be the fastest widely-available service for business users. The MD of Virgin Media Business, Peter Kelly, made the announcement during the Great Telco Debate, which was held in London last week. He described the ultrafast service as a ‘new benchmark’ for companies in the UK.
This latest announcement is just one in a line of initiatives that Virgin has announced to ensure that improvement of broadband services in the UK. Residential customers can also look forward to a new service of 200Mbps, while last month the company announced that it would be installing fibre cables in no less than 300 buildings in the technical quarter of Manchester to enable around 3,000 companies to access ultrafast business broadband.
The technical area of the city was created last year with funding from the government to encourage a strong digital technical industry in the north of the country. The director of policy at the FSB, Mike Cherry, welcomed the announcement and described Virgin’s investment as ‘essential’.
Virgin is also making it easier for companies to get faster services installed now that the government has ended to its voucher scheme. Installation of up to £1,000 is covered by the company in the various cities that were previously covered by the Superconnected Cities scheme.