virginmedia fastFaster is always better as a general rule of thumb, especially when you take into consideration one’s Internet connection. The folks over at Virgin Media certainly think along that line, where they have unveiled broadband speeds 19 times faster compared to regular broadband. The new top speed stands at 152Mbps, making it the fastest widely available connection in the UK, where it has been introduced to go hand-in-hand with new parental controls technology and advice, being specially designed to support families as well as helping users obtain as much as possible from being online.

This ultrafast connection speed would make it a whole lot faster compared to its rivals, BT included. Apart from that, Virgin Media has also upped the ante in the entry-level service department, where they now offer a minimum speed of 50Mbps, which is five times faster in comparison to regular broadband from Sky or BT.

Just how is this made possible by Virgin Media? Well, they do make good use of their superior fibre optic network, which is available to 12.5 million UK homes. At 152Mbps, one can theoretically download a whole TV show in a matter of one minute. Gamers too, would be able to appreciate such a low latency connection whenever they duke it out with someone else halfway across the world. [Press Release]

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