October 08, 2009

Virgin Media trials new IP TV capability

According to The Register:
Virgin Media will trial delivering its TV and broadband services via copper phone lines as part of plans to expand its footprint beyond the cable network laid in the 1990s.
The firm will run a small trial in Cornwall this winter.
Residents of Higher Pill, in Saltash, and nearby Hatt will be offered free broadband at up to 50Mbit/s downstream via a VDSL2+ line to a roadside cabinet. The cabinets will be linked to Virgin Media backhaul via new fibre laid by Vtesse Networks.
As well as broadband, Virgin Media plans to offer its full range of TV services, including high definition and on demand, over the new infrastructure.

1 comment:

bradmcr said...

I hope this trial works out ok for Virginmedia and then it might make it easier when moving house. At the moment the only way to make sure you get virginmedia is move to an older property as very few new properties have cable especially apartments.