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Virgin Media business broadband reviews

Virgin Media provides some of the fastest business broadband in the country, making it a big hit with companies who rely on a fast and reliable internet connection. Virgin is also one of the few mainstream providers to offer business broadband without a phone line.

Businesses can get an incredibly fast 1Gig connection from Virgin Media (that’s 1,000Mbps), but with an eye-wateringly high price tag that goes into the thousands, it’s hard to imagine that many companies will opt for this. We review Virgin Media’s business broadband services to help you decide if any of them might be right for your firm.

All Virgin Media business broadband reviews

Virgin Media Red Speed bundle

4

£60

Virgin Media Red Speed bundle
Virgin Media Big Red Value bundle

3.8

£15

Virgin Media Big Red Value bundle
Virgin Media Business broadband-only

3.8

£40

Virgin Media Business broadband-only
Virgin Media Business broadband and phone

3.8

£55

Virgin Media Business broadband and phone
Virgin Media Managed Internet Access

3.6

£325

Virgin Media Managed Internet Access

About Virgin Media business broadband

Virgin Media offers a variety of broadband options for businesses of all sizes, from a nice speedy 50Mbps service to a blisteringly fast 1Gig personal leased line connection. Broadband usage is unlimited on all plans during business hours (8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday), although a traffic management plan is in operation outside of office hours to control network congestion.

The Big Red Internet service from Virgin Media gives businesses the option of a personal leased line fibre-to-the-property (FTTP) connection for two-way optimum speeds, with no risk of slowdown from other businesses or homes. The installation and monthly fees are pretty hefty though, so the service is really only for larger firms with the funds to splash out on communications.

Technical support

Like all good business broadband providers, Virgin Media knows the importance of technical help and offers specialist 24/7 support via a free 0800 number and aims to fix any problems within 24 hours. Virgin also offers a Managed Firewall service for an extra fee, to protect your network against security threats and viruses, and as a bonus, Virgin Media will manage the service for you.

Availability

Virgin Media broadband is available to around two thirds of homes and businesses in the UK. If you’re in an urban area, your chances of getting it are pretty high, while those outside major towns and cities may have to wait for the fibre rollout.

Speed

All Virgin Media’s business broadband services run on its own fibre optic network, which means speeds are fast and consistent. The entry-level option is 50Mbps, ideal for many small- to mid-sized businesses. This speed comfortably enables all online activity, from browsing and emailing to making video calls and running a content management system.

If you’re prepared to pay more, the Virgin Media Managed Internet Access service offers a dedicated leased line connection with symmetric speeds ranging from 30Mbps to 1Gbps. The top tier is so fast it will comfortably meet the needs of a hundred computers. You’ll pay through the nose for this level of speed however, and there are cheaper 1Gig business broadband deals around.

Extras

A broadband-only service is available with Virgin Media, but a combined broadband and phone deal has call packages included as standard. UK and international calls are free for the first 60 minutes and mobile calls for the first 10 minutes (in the basic 50Mbps service). Additional phone lines and static IPs are also on offer – the number available will depend on the plan you choose.

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