Press Release extract: Virgin Media the UK's leading broadband provider, today announced the launch of a new 30Mb broadband service, due to replace the existing 20Mb service from February 1st. Unlike other fibre optic broadband services based on VDSL technology, such as BT Infinity, Virgin Media customers can expect to receive speeds close to the stated headline 30Mb speed1, and aren't subject to the "speed lottery" that plagues broadband delivered over telephone wires.
The new 'XL' service will cost just £18.50 per month, down from the previous price of £20 when taken with a Virgin Media home phone.
Existing customers already on 'XL' broadband at 20Mb are being invited to upgrade to the new 'XL' at 30Mb from 1st February, with only a one-off upgrade fee of £30 to cover activation and exchange of their old modem and router for Virgin Media's state-of-the-art 'SuperHub'3. The 'SuperHub' combined DOCSIS 3.0 modem and router is capable of Gigabit wired connectivity as well as dual-band 'N' WiFi for the ultimate in wireless connectivity to make the most of Virgin Broadband throughout the home.