Virgin Media trials world’s fastest cable broadband

Virgin Media has successfully delivered broadband speeds of 1.5Gbps to an area of London. The UK cable operator claimed it was the world’s fastest cable connection and 240 times the national UK average.

The 1.5Gbps download and 150Mbps upload trial used the same infrastructure and technology as Virgin Media currently uses to provide residential customers with speeds of up to 100Mbps.

Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media, said: “As people are simultaneously connecting more gadgets to the internet and doing more online than ever before, we wanted to explore what our unique fibre optic network is capable of. At speeds of up to 1.5Gb, Virgin Media is delivering some of the fastest broadband in the world and, thanks to our ongoing investment, we’re able to anticipate and lead the way in meeting growing demand for bandwidth as future services and applications come online.”

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