Virgin Media 100Mb broadband takes off – are you in luck?

Virgin Media 100Mb broadband takes off

Back in October, Virgin Media announced that it would soon start rolling out its super-fast 100Mb broadband service, and the company has now named the lucky areas who are first in line.

The first areas able to gorge themselves on the super speedy download speeds will be:

Heckmondwike, a small town in West Yorkshire
Farnborough, home of the airfield and the resting place of Napoleon III (1808–1873), Emperor of the French
Colchester, the oldest recorded Roman town in Britain, and the wonderful
Barry, S Wales, scene of many of our childhood holidays, the former home of Dai Woodham’s steam engine scrapyard and the location for the BBC3 sitcom Gavin and Stacey.

Here’s a picture, just for you:

Virgin Media 100Mb broadband takes off

Barry Island, May 2008

Nippy upload speeds

Not only will lucky surfers be able to enjoy 100Mb download speeds, but upload speeds will also be racked up to 10Mb, with Virgin Media commenting that, “a typical family will be able to get the new ultrafast service for as little as £35 a month when bought with a phone line, or just £45 per month when bought as a sole product”.

Virgin Media 100Mb broadband takes off

Virgin Media will be adding more places throughout 2011 and up to mid-2012 when the roll-out should be completed.

You can pre-register your interest at and see if you’re likely to get the service any time soon (we’re not, apparently).

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