As technology becomes more accessible and easier to use, we are
demanding even more from our broadband service. That's why many of
us in the UK are switching to superfast broadband packages that can
take the strain of all the downloading, streaming and browsing we
now do on a day to day basis.
In fact, Virgin Media found that twice as many
customers are now connecting five or more devices to their
broadband than a year ago and peak internet use has grown 60% since
last year. The company belives this is the reason thousands more
subscribers are applying for one of its superfast packages every
In the first quarter of 2014, 40,100 customers took advantage of
one of its unlimited broadband deals, a third of which took out
packages offering 60Mb download speeds or above.
Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media's CEO, said:
Virgin Media's unrivalled network provides people with the speed
and capacity they need to keep up with their busy lives... More
than a third of our customers have already chosen 60Mb broadband or
above, speeds that are five times faster than the national average
and are otherwise unobtainable across much of the country.
Superfast digital TV
It's not just Virgin Media's superfast broadband service that's
proving popular though. 2.1 million customers are now also enjoying
the free TiVo box that comes with the networks digital TV
Unlike many digital TV boxes, which simply allow you to record,
rewind and pause live TV, TiVo will learn which shows you like to
watch and records shows it thinks you might be interested in on
your behalf. You can even stream a huge range of content to your
TV, including shows from your Netflix subscription, without
decreasing the speed of your regular broadband.
Better bigger bundles
Many of Virgin Media's best offers are available as one of its
Collections, which the company recently announced would see a big
update at the end of the month.
The new 'Big
Bundles' will offer customers the chance to pick up a quad-play
package, providing a sim-only mobile phone service on top of the
regular broadband, digital TV and home phone bundle. These will
start from £5 extra every month and will be available to everyone
from 29th May.
Should I switch to Virgin Media?
Virgin Media's cable service is great for any busy households
that spend a lot of time online. With its superfast broadband
service you won't see any dip in quality while you stream the
latest movies to your HD TV, even if there's computer in the next
room downloading a huge file or a games console upstairs connecting
to other players around the world.
For the best value deal, we recommend looking into the new
quad-play bundle on offer at the end of this month. Virgin Media
believe "families taking (a quad-play deal) can save over £300
a year versus the nearest comparable services from Sky and the next
best value SIM from any mobile operator."