In a significant development, Virgin Media Ireland has switched on gigabit broadband services across its entire network, bringing lightning fast internet services to people, homes and businesses in towns and cities across the country. The launch of 1 Gigabit (1Gig) services makes Virgin Media the country’s largest gigabit broadband provider.
It makes gigabit broadband – offering speeds of 1Gb – available to over 97.5 per cent of premises across Virgin Media’s network. Almost one million homes passed by Virgin Media’s network are now gigabit enabled. Over half of all occupied premises in Ireland (CSO: Occupied Premises 1.75 million) are passed by Virgin Media’s network.
Paul Higgins (pictured), Virgin Media’s vice president of commercial at Virgin Media, said: “We’re leading the charge to make Ireland faster by offering gigabit connectivity across our footprint. No ‘roll outs’, no time frames, just 1Gb broadband now, for everyone – providing lightning fast broadband connectivity across the country,” he added.
“We’re able to do this as a result of our constant investment across many years in our infrastructure and network capacity, now totalling over €1 billion. We know our customers are using their broadband more than ever before with data usage increasing by 40 per cent since March. The fastest just got faster.” 1Gig broadband costs €85 a month on a year’s contract.