Branson’s entertainment empire has announced that it’ll be offering super-fast 100mbps speed internet by the end of 2010. According to the company it’ll offer 24 times faster connections than the average speed of its rivals when the scheme rolls out.
The company currently serves 4.1 million of its customers with either 10Mb, 20Mb, or 50Mb speed connections, pretty impressive? Pah! At 100mbps an hour long HD TV programme will be ready to go in 30 seconds, and a HD movie would take less than seven-and-a-half minutes to download.
Company CEO Neil Berkett said: "There is nothing we can’t do with our fibre optic cable network, and the upcoming launch of our flagship 100Mbps service will give our customers the ultimate broadband experience.
It doesn’t end there, Virgin Media is already piloting a 200mbps service in Kent and is looking for volunteers to start testing the service in Coventry soon. Anyone?
Link: Virgin Media