Virgin Media has become Ireland’s largest Gigabit broadband provider.
The Liberty Global operator has today (Thursday) switched on Gigabit across its entire network, offering download speeds of 1 Gbps to over 97.5% of premises across Virgin Media’s network. This represents over 50% of all occupied premises in Ireland.
Paul Higgins, Vice President of Commercial at Virgin Media, said: “We’re proudly leading the charge to make Ireland faster by offering gigabit connectivity across our footprint. No ‘roll outs’, no timeframes, just 1Gb broadband now, for everyone.
In recent years Virgin Media Ireland has invested over €1 billion in its infrastructure and network capacity.
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a 40% increase in data usage and a 22% increase in Wi-Fi usage across Virgin Media’s high speed residential broadband network during the period from March to June inclusive.