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Virgin Media wants gamers to buy its broadband

This week, Virgin Media announced that it would be launching its first broadband tier for online gamers. Essentially, it is the top tier broadband package with 200MB/s download speeds, but with an extra fiver tacked on to the price for 20MB/s upload instead of the usual 12MB/s upload speed. As …

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Virgin Media boosts top broadband speed to 200Mbps

Virgin Media has increased its top broadband speeds in the UK to 200Mbps, in addition to these, the ISP’s speed tiers will be changing up. Up until now, Virgin Media has offered broadband in 50Mbps, 100Mbps and 152Mbps packages but going forward, the ISP will be offering broadband at 70Mbps, …

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Virgin Media to spend £3 billion improving fibre network

Virgin Media has today announced plans to spend £3 billion improving its fibre-optic broadband network, creating 6000 jobs in the process. These improvements will roll out over the next five years and is the largest investment in the UK’s broadband infrastructure made in the past decade. The investment is currently …

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Virgin stores still deserted – new venture doomed?

Back in January 1971, Richard Branson opened his first Virgin Records store at 24 Oxford Street, the ‘cheap end’ as Dickie put it. Until March 1992, when he sold out to Thorn EMI for $1 Billion, his business was a huge success. Virgin’s attempts to sell phones on the high …

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Virgin Media lose 36,000 customers in 3 months

Virgin Media have been recently trialing a mega fast new 1.5Gbps service in the UK, which has taken some of the heat from unhappy customers complaining about their standard of service. As detailed in a new report on The Register, Virgin Media have lost 36,000 customers in the three months …

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Virgin Media enhance mid range UK broadband – 30Mbps

Virgin Media have announced an enhanced service for their mid range customers, increasing the 20MB/s broadband service to 30MB/s. This new service is offering up to 30MB/s download and 3MB/s upstream, a decent improvement on the 20MB/s and 2MB/s previous available to UK customers. This new service is set to …

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Richard Branson targets iPad domination with ‘Project’

Billionaire Richard Branson held a conference in the Crosby Street Hotel to showcase his new monthly iPad based publication entitled “Project”. He calls this ‘the first truly digital magazine for creative people about creative people’. This magazine has been developed in partnership with the UK Digital shop Seven Squared. The …

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Virgin Media attack broadband speed lies in UK

Virgin Media have started to attack other ISPs in the UK claiming that many ISP’s are lying about their actual speeds. The campaign is being held at http://www.stopthebroadbandcon.org/ and includes a personal plea from media darling Richard Branson. He says “If you regularly use the web, I would ask you …

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