Virgin Media customers to see their wifi speed double after free new broadband rollout – this is who’s eligible

Virgin Media customers to see their wifi speed double after free new broadband rollout – this is who’s eligible
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More than a million people will get a free boost to their wifi speeds this year, as Virgin Media rolls out its M100 broadband.

Under the plan, Virgin Media customers can expect to see their broadband speeds double – with some seeing their speeds increase fivefold.

What is M100?

With Virgin Media’s ultrafast M100 connection, ultra-high definition 4K films, TV programmes, the latest computer games and very large files can be downloaded very rapidly, even with multiple devices using the connection simultaneously.

M100 speeds can be around twice as fast as the UK’s average connection mean that with the connection users can:

Download a high definition (HD) film (5GB) in just over 7 minutes.
Download the hugely popular game, Fortnite, on an Xbox (approximately 31.4GB), in less than 45 minutes.

“Broadband bang”

Annie Brooks, Executive Director of Connectivity at Virgin Media, said: “We’re starting 2020 with a broadband bang by rewarding our loyal customers with this free speed upgrade so even more people can experience our ultrafast, future-proof connectivity.

“As the UK’s fastest widely available broadband provider, we want to banish buffering and let our customers live without limits so they can do everything they want to online, at the same time, without delay.

“Whether they’re streaming UHD movies on demand while downloading the latest game, or simply browsing the web, we’ve got our customers covered.”

Once the upgrade to M100 has completed, Virgin Media’s average speed across its entire broadband base will rise to more than 150Mbps, helping to further elevate the UK’s broadband speed standing.