How fast? Extremely fast

Unlike other broadband providers, we've got nothing to hide when it comes to the speeds you actually get with Virgin Broadband – because we’re officially the fastest broadband widely available in the UK#.

The proof is in the broadband packages

Below you can see the typical speeds for all our broadband packages. We update them every month, so you can be sure that they're as close as possible to what you can expect when you sign up to Virgin Broadband.

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Our typical broadband download speeds for April 2015

Broadband speed

Average speed at peak times

Average speed
over 24hrs

Ofcom's reported peak times for BT's regular broadband

Ofcom's reported peak times for Sky's regular broadband

The number of times that Virgin Media is faster at peak (on average)

Up to 50Mb




4 times faster

Up to 100Mb





7 times faster

Up to 152Mb




9 times faster

Source: Virgin Media Broadband Performance Panel powered by SamKnows, the broadband performance monitoring specialists. Typical speeds are recorded with a standard ethernet cable. BT and Sky’s Regular Broadband (ADSL2+ over 10Mb, excludes fibre products) peak download speed data comes from Ofcom’s review of UK broadband speeds published in February 2015, based on Ofcom November 2014 test results.

Where do the speed stats come from?

The data comes from a broadband measurement panel made up of real Virgin Media customers spread out across our network. Powered by SamKnows, the broadband performance monitoring specialists, we run millions of tests per month to understand how our broadband is performing.

Ofcom’s twice yearly review of UK broadband speeds is also carried out by SamKnows. Our testing mirrors the methodology used in Ofcom’s review and can be found within section 2 of the annex here.

Why do you say 'up to' about speeds?

We use the phrase 'up to' because download speeds are affected by things beyond our control. For example, the website you're on, the number of people online, or your computer's specifications. With Virgin Media, you'll get much closer to the broadband speed you pay for.

Want to know what Ofcom had to say about our speeds?    They said…

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