August 10, 2011

Virgin network grows...and shrinks

Virgin Media is extending its network in Southampton, while cutting back services in Westminster.
Virgin said it would double its fibre footprint in Southampton by the end of the year. After adding 73,000 lines in the first half of year, the announcement means Virgin will have extended its fibre coverage by at least 100,000 homes this year. A Virgin spokesman said that number could increase by the end of the year as more projects are announced.
However the company is also withdrawing from a couple of thousand customers in a district of Westminster because the infrastructure it rents from BT there is insufficient to allow for broadband, cable TV and telephone services.
Affected customers were notified in mid-July that their services would be cut off in January 2012 and urged to find another communications provider, a Virgin Media spokesman said on Tuesday.

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