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Cleckheaton, ultrafast 350Mb broadband from Virgin Media is coming your way

Tuesday, April 24th 2018 by Oprah Flash

If you live in and around Cleckheaton and you’ve had just about enough of constantly being plagued by the loading wheel of doom, keep your eyes peeled as we have good news for you.

Virgin Media has announced plans to roll out its fastest fibre broadband to residents in Cleckheaton, Kirklees as part of its Project Lightning programme.

What does this mean and how will it affect you? When the rollout is complete, you’ll be able to access ultrafast broadband with download speeds up to 350Mbps. According to an Ofcom report published at the end of last year, the current average download speed is 21.9Mbps.

Engineers have already started laying the new broadband cables and Virgin Media plans to be finished by the end of 2019.

15x faster than national average

When it’s up and running, if you do decide to sign up to Virgin’s VIVID 350 package, the provider says you’ll receive download speeds 15 times faster than the national average – speeds that will allow you to download a HD movie file in just over two minutes and a 25GB game in 10 minutes.

The announcement will be welcome news to gamers and small business owners in the area. The Project Lightning programme outline’s Virgin Media’s plan to make its services available to up to 17 million homes and businesses. Last week, it was announced Rothwell in Leeds will also receive an ultrafast broadband boost.

Hugh Woolford, regional director at Virgin Media, said: “Families and small businesses across Cleckheaton will soon be benefiting from our brilliant ultrafast broadband service. Giving them greater speeds will enable them to do the things they need to do and love doing more quickly and more easily.”

Now that ultrafast broadband will soon be at your disposal you’ll probably want to know how the price adds up compared to your current broadband package.

At the moment, If you sign up to the top end VIVID Fibre Broadband with speeds up to 350Mbps, over a 12-month contract you’ll pay £42 a month. At the lower, slower but still pretty fast end of the spectrum is Virgin Media’s VIVID 50 Fibre Broadband deal with unlimited downloads up to 50Mbps. This package costs £27 a month over the same length of contract.

If you live in an area where ultrafast broadband is already available and free stuff is music to your ears, then take note: Virgin Media has a Flash Sale on its broadband and TV bundles, offering a free Amazon Echo or bill credit as an alternative reward. The offer ends at midnight tomorrow.

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