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Virgin Media O2 adds 1.6 million homes to gigabit broadband network

Virgin Media O2 has said that it is close to completing its national gigabit rollout programme.

The operator, which recently completed its merger between Telefónica’s O2 and Liberty Global’s Virgin Media, said that more than 90 per cent of homes across its network are now able to access gigabit broadband.

On November 9, Virgin Media O2 upgraded its network with 1.6 million additional homes including Lincoln, Bath, Lancaster, Fife, Huddersfield, Ipswich, Slough and Salisbury.

Virgin is the UK’s largest gigabit provider, and promises to deliver gigabit broadband speeds across its entire network of 15.5 million homes by the end of 2021.

Lutz Schüler, CEO at Virgin Media O2, said: “We’re making great strides ahead in upgrading the UK and are within touching distance of bringing the benefits of future-proof gigabit broadband to everyone on our network. With our gigabit rollout progressing at an unmatched pace, we’re building the next-generation broadband network that’s ready for the technology of tomorrow.”

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