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Virgin Media brings 120Mbps fibre broadband to Wolverhampton

Thursday, June 7th 2012 by Paul France
Virgin Media rolls out 120Mbps fibre broadband in Wolverhampton

Customers in the West Midlands can now access Virgin Media's fastest broadband service.

Wolverhampton has become the first place in the West Midlands to receive access to Virgin Media's upgraded 120Mbps fibre optic broadband service.

The cable company began doubling the downstream speeds received by more than four million of its subscribers in March, with the project expected to last for 18 months.

As part of the upgrade programme, the internet service provider's top speed is being increased to 120Mbps, up from the previous high of 100Mbps.

According to the Express & Star, Wolverhampton has been chosen as one of the first parts of the country to be included in the rollout.

Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media, said: "Virgin Media has driven broadband development in the UK and we're delighted to be boosting our ... Wolverhampton broadband speeds once again."

Previously, Mr James stated that the infrastructure improvement work is part of the company's commitment to "providing our customers the best broadband in the UK".

The speed boost will see Virgin's entry-level 10Mbps package increased to 20Mbps, while the 20 and 30Mbps tiers will rise to 60Mbps.

In addition, 50Mbps subscribers will see their connection speeds surge to 100Mbps, then 120Mbps when the service becomes available in their area.

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