Virgin Media launches 50Mbps super broadband

Dec 16, 2008 | Uncategorized

Virgin Media has become the UK’s first ISP to launch a super fast residential 50Mbps broadband service, writes Telecoms.com. The premium service costs £51/month, though this is reduced to £35 for users with Virgin phone lines. The service uses FTTC (fibre-to-the-cabinet) technology in conjunction with copper connections to the home. Virgin has been testing the […]

Virgin Media has become the UK’s first ISP to launch a super fast residential 50Mbps broadband service, writes Telecoms.com. The premium service costs £51/month, though this is reduced to £35 for users with Virgin phone lines. The service uses FTTC (fibre-to-the-cabinet) technology in conjunction with copper connections to the home. Virgin has been testing the network since the summer and aims to have it rolled out over its cable network during the next six months.
Virgin has also announced that it will be using use Yahoo’s oneSearch service to power its Virgin Media mobile search engine. The firms intend to deliver search ads and sponsored search results on the service from early next year. The deal brings Yahoo’s market share of the UK’s mobile search audience to 80%.
From Telecoms.com: http://www.telecoms.com, 16/12/2008
Virgin Media: http://www.virginmedia.com

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