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Virgin Media ups ADSL broadband service to 16Mb

# 19 November 2008, 17:01 by Cable Forum

Virgin Media sent us word this morning that they have doubled their ADSL connection speeds to ‘up to 16Mb’. The cable provider says new and existing customers using Virgin Media’s ADSL broadband service, which is now known as ‘Virgin Media National’, will be able to double their existing broadband speed from 8Mb to up to 16Mb.

From the announcment: To launch the service and to ensure customers are able to get higher speeds, both new and existing customers will be able to try the broadband boost for up to three months at no extra cost. Following the initial three month trial, the service will cost just £5 a month on top of their normal package should they want to keep the ‘up to 16Mb’ service. In addition, it can be added or removed at any time without the need for a contract.

Virgin Media National is available across the UK, including areas which are unable to receive Virgin Media’s fibre optic broadband. Customers taking Virgin Media National broadband also get a free wireless router and PC Guard with anti-virus protection.

Mark Schweitzer, chief commercial officer at Virgin Media, said

“We want everyone to be able to try fast broadband and experience the benefits firsthand, which is why we’ve created this double-speed broadband boost. With fast broadband enabling customers to surf the web and download films, TV and music in no time at all, the Internet is now better than ever, so we’re confident this new enhancement will be a hit.”

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