What is Virgin Media Broadband?
Through the use of premium fibre-optic cables, Virgin Media is able to offer all of its customers amazingly fast and reliable broadband speeds.
There's four different tiers of packages on offer, all of which come with Virgin's excellent Super Hub 3.0 and plenty of other great benefits, so you’ll easily be able to find something to suit you and your family's level of use.
Luckily, you don’t need a Virgin phoneline in order for your broadband to work but if you’d like, you can upgrade your broadband package to a Virgin Media bundle deal and pay to also have Virgin Media TV and Virgin Phone included.
Virgin Media Broadband Speeds
With a lot of the UK’s broadband providers, the speeds you’ll actually be able to receive will differ quite a bit from the ones advertised, which can sometimes be a result of external factors like the time of day or your location.
Virgin Media have heavily invested in their fibre-optic network over the last few years and have so been able to swap out the standard copper cables used to transfer data from the street cabinet to your home for the infinitely more efficient coaxial cables.
This so allows their broadband speeds to come incredibly close to those featured in their advertising meaning you’re actually able to experience superfast broadband.
Virgin Media VIVID 50 fibre broadband
Even Virgin Media's smallest package packs a hefty punch with superfast broadband speeds which on average are four times quicker than anything offered by rivals Sky and BT at the same price.
It's perfect for smaller households where up to four different devices are used and everyone does an average amount of streaming and downloading. A speed of 50Mbps allows you to download a whole track in only a second, an entire album in less than twelve and an SD film in less than six minutes.
VIVID 50 comes with unlimited downloads and a fair usually policy so you’ll be able to enjoy as much of your favourite media as you like, along with free Virgin Media Security software, a free Virgin Media Super Hub 3.0 and unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin mobiles when you include Virgin Phone in your bundle.
Virgin Media VIVID 100 fibre broadband
Virgin Media VIVID 100 is the perfect choice for a busy home where multiple people are often online at the same time.
Enjoy fluid, ultra-fast broadband that allows everyone to enjoy long, data-heavy browsing sessions, reliably smooth streaming and minimal download times no matter what hour of the day you decide to venture online.
Again you’ll receive Virgin's brilliant unlimited downloads offer, free Virgin Media security so everyone in your household will be protected whilst surfing the web, a free Super Hub 3.0 wireless router and if you opt for Virgin Phone, unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin mobiles.
Virgin Media VIVID 200 fibre broadband
Two times faster than BT and Sky’s fastest widely available broadband packages, Virgin Media VIVID 200 offers a sleek, efficient and lightning-fast broadband experience.
With the impressive ability to support over ten devices, you’re able to take full advantage of Virgin's unlimited downloads feature and enjoy as much of your favourite content as you’d like in both crisp HD and beautifully glossy 4K regardless of how many people are on your connection are doing the same.
As is standard with all Virgin Media packages, you’ll receive free Virgin Media security, a free Super Hub 3.0 wireless router and if you opt to include Virgin Phone with your bundle, unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin mobiles.
Virgin Media VIVID 300 fibre broadband
Currently the UK’s fastest widely available fibre broadband, Virgin Media's ultrafast top-tier package has been designed to offer you a premium, high-quality experience.
Such dizzying download speeds mean it's even comfortably capable of supporting those households with the heaviest possible usage, allowing multiple people to almost instantly download massive amounts of content or smoothly stream in HD or 4K at the same time.
VIVID 300 is also an excellent type of broadband for gamers with absolutely zero traffic management so even the most graphically intense entries will run perfectly at the busiest times of the day and brilliant upload speeds of up to 20Mbps meaning streamers are always able to share their thrilling adventures.
You’ll also get all of the usual extras which come with Virgin Media broadband packages like free Virgin Media security, a free Super Hub 3.0 wireless router and unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin mobiles if you elect to include Virgin Phone with your bundle.
Virgin Media Super Hub 3.0
All of the above packages come with the Virgin Media Super Hub 3.0, a very high-performance and secure piece of hardware which is the provider's fastest ever wi-fi hub.
Virgin's advanced N technology works seamlessly together with its dual-band capabilities and the latest wireless standards to offer you ultra-fast transfer rates and a consistently strong, stable connection that easily able to support multiple devices without any issue.
The Super Hub 3.0 features much improved coverage so you’ll hardly have any blackspots in your network and if you’d prefer a wired connection, you’ll find four ethernet ports on the back of your Hub all of which are capable of transferring up to 1Gbps of data.
Virgin Media Broadband Deals
As a Virgin Media customer, you can benefit from Virgin Media's huge range of broadband deals which offer a variety of incentives, like having money off your monthly bill for a certain period of time or a free installation, to join, upgrade or combine your package with some of Virgin's other services like TV, Phone or Mobile.
New customers looking for great bundle deals should refer to the Virgin Media section of our website where you’ll be able to compare and contrast a huge array of excellent offers in order to find the one that's exactly right for you.