Virgin Media has selected 10 more small towns and communities to bring its ultrafast broadband to, as nominated by local residents and businesses. Is your town on the list?
The provider will roll out its network to the towns, which will even include full FTTP broadband (fibre to the premises, where the whole line is fibre optic from the exchange to your building). Download speeds are up to 200Mb for homes and up to 300Mb for businesses.
The 10 latest communities to get the rollout are:
- Kirknewton, West Lothian
- Houston, Crosslee, Craigends, and Brookfield, Renfrewshire
- Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire
- Ratby, Leicestershire
- Wilsden, West Yorkshire
- Kilmacolm, Inverclyde
- Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
- Lightwater, Surrey
- Hartley Wintney and Phoenix Green, Hampshire
- Oakley, Dorset
Its Supercharging Local Communities Initiative - part of Project Lightning, Virgin Media's scheme to make its network even better - called on residents and businesses in 18 UK counties to nominate their area for a rollout.
Unsurprisingly, a lot of votes came from people in rural areas where superfast broadband is hard to come by. And that's reflected in Virgin Media's ultimate choices: most are rural, including four in Scotland.
Paul Buttery, Virgin Media COO, said: "This is truly people-powered connectivity. The collective support and demand from across the UK has exceeded our expectations and we're delighted to be supercharging these 10 areas with ultrafast fibre broadband and top notch entertainment."
The Supercharging Local Communities initiative isn't over yet. If you live or work in one of the 18 chosen counties (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, Dorset, Glamorgan, Hampshire, Leicestershire, North Yorkshire, Oxfordshire, Renfrewshire, Rhondda, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Lothian, West Yorkshire, and Worcestershire) and want Virgin Media's network to reach your building, vote for your town or village at virginmedia.com/cablemystreet.
Source: Virgin Media