Virgin Media doubles cable bandwidth to 20Mbit

THE NEWLY RE-BRANDED cable operator Virgin Media, previously known as NTL:Telewest, has officially announced plans to double the maximum speed of UK cable-based internet services.

Virgin Media will introduce a new 20Mbit cable internet offering, up from the previous 10Mbit product, in June. The company has already undertaken successful user beta trials of the 20Mbit service.The company has also announced plans to increase the product range to include a incredibly fast 50Mbit service. 'As an end-to-end network owner, cable has inbuilt advantages in the quality of broadband service that we offer,' the company said in a financial results statement this week.

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