Virgin Media has said that the cablenet has completed the rollout of its fibre optic broadband network. At the same time the operator has reduced the price to below £30 (€34.9) and announced its own branded laptop.
Although the 50 Mbps speeds Virgin has deployed through DOCSIS 3 are half that found in continental European networks it is still the fastest such service in the UK. The Virgin network covers 12 million homes.
From September 1 the cost is being reduced to £28 when taken with a phoneline and £38 as a standalone product.
The company has also launched its own branded laptop. The Freedom netbook is available in black and red and is being offered as a freemium with selected packages.