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Virgin Media acquires Smallworld Fibre

Liberty Global-owned UK cable operator Virgin Media has acquired Smallworld Fibre, which operates cable and fibre networks in south-western Scotland and north-western England.

The deal will mean subscribers in both regions will receive Virgin Media’s services from later this year.

Smallworld’s fibre optic network currently passes 40,000 homes, delivering top broadband speeds of 100Mbps, cable TV including over a hundred channels, and landline phone services to customers in Irvine, Dreghorn, Troon and Kilmarnock as well as Carlisle, Lancaster and Morecambe.

“Virgin Media has led the way in bringing superfast broadband and next generation TV to millions of UK homes and our customers will now be able to benefit from their significant ongoing investment and innovation. Smallworld is a great, local success story and, as the pace of change in the digital world continues to quicken, we’re delighted to be passing the baton onto such a great partner,” said David Durnford, managing director and owner of Smallworld Fibre.