Sep 30, 2019

Southampton internet broadband speeds to be boosted

Homes and businesses in Southampton are set to have access to internet download speeds 20 times the current national average. Gigabit broadband internet services provide speeds of 1 gigabit per second - or 1,000 Megabits. About 100,000 homes in Southampton are now able to access Virgin Media's Gig1 broadband. At present, BT's Openreach division, Virgin Media and smaller players including Hyperoptic, Gigaclear and Cityfibre are installing fibre to the premises networks which allows even faster speeds. Chief operating officer Jeff Dodds said its approach would give half the country access to Virgin Media's gigabit speeds by the end of 2021.

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