Virgin Media builds out to new homes in Glasgow

Virgin Media GlasgowLiberty Global-owned UK cable operator Virgin Media is to extend the availability of its high-speed internet service to an additional 5,000 homes in the Glasgow region.

Virgin Media said work is underway to connect additional households in Cumbernauld, Duntocher, Barrhead and Uddingston and is expected to be complete by the end of November, brining internet speeds of up to 152Mbps to residents.

The network expansion follows a pledge made by the operator as part of its legacy as partner to the Commonwealth Games, held in the Scottish city in the summer, which has seen the operator engage in a number of initiatives to develop digital skills among the city’s residents.

“Extending our network across the region means thousands more families will benefit from the UK’s fastest widely available broadband for the first time. We are proud to be supercharging Glasgow, helping build an exciting digital future for the city,” said Virgin Media CEO Tom Mockridge.