Understand home broadband speeds from Virgin Media

Superfast fibre optic broadband is here

The faster your broadband, the more you can do online. Pretty obvious, really, isn't it? With Virgin Broadband, everyday browsing is a pleasure rather than a chore.


Speed does matter

When it comes to the really exciting stuff, like streaming HD video or downloading, you can enjoy it without having to stop and wait while your connection catches up. Not only that, with our up to 100Mb and up to 152Mb superfast broadband, you can have several people sharing the same connection, at the same time.

What can you do with it?

Our broadband comes to you via fibre optic cable rather than regular copper telephone wires. This gives you more bandwidth, so everyone in the house can do their thing online at the same time.

Here are some of the other things you can do:

  • Download games and apps faster
  • Upload photos to Facebook faster
  • Skype friends and family around the world in high quality

Fibre optic is the fastest

The mega speeds of up to 152Mb that you can get with Virgin Broadband are thanks to fibre optic cable. It’s made from strands of glass as thin as hair, which carry information by light. This is much, much faster than the copper telephone wire used by other providers. And, unlike broadband down your phone line, fibre optic broadband doesn't get slower the further away your house is from the telephone exchange.

So how fast are we talking?

Our up to 152Mb broadband makes light work of even the heftiest downloads:

  • A whole music album (60MB) in 4 seconds
  • A TV show (350MB) in 20 seconds
  • An HD movie (4.7GB) in under 5 minutes
  • An XBOX game download (20GB) in under 20 minutes

And it's future proof

However speedy the web gets in the future, fibre optic cable is going to be able to handle it. We've led the way with fibre optic broadband in the UK and we're determined to keep offering incredibly fast broadband to as many people as possible. And it's only going to get faster.

Exactly how fast are we talking here?    Find out about our superfast speeds

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