Virgin brings super speed broadband to Derry

Virgin Media this week announced that its ultra-fast, fibre optic network has gone live in Derry, giving local homes access to some of the best digital and home entertainment services in Europe. Services such as TiVo – Virgin Media’s innovative TV service – and ultrafast broadband services with speeds up to 100Mb have hit the area meaning Derry families can now get the most up-to-date ultrafast digital services for the very first time.

With the completion of a significant expansion of Virgin Media’s growing fibre optic network, Derry will now have a range of broadband services from 10Mb to 100Mb powered by Virgin Media’s unique fibre optic network. The blisteringly fast 100Mb service will enable families to download an album, watch online TV, chat on a social networking sites and play games online all at once without the dreadful buffering that plagues ADSL broadband. Busy professionals will also be able to enjoy a seamless experience when working from home with upload speeds of up to 10Mb allowing home-workers to video-conference with ease.

Families will also have access to the new Virgin Media powered by TiVo service, helping revolutionise the way we watch TV. As the UK’s first ever truly ‘connected’ TV service, Virgin Media’s TiVo combines the very best TV including HD and 3D, a truly instant TV on demand service, catch up TV services and online content such as Youtube all together in one place. With the ability to record up to 500 hours of TV on its massive 1TB hard drive, coupled with over 4,600 hours of TV on demand, there will always be something to watch.

Peter Taddeo, executive director of sales at Virgin Media said: “We’re delighted to be able to power Derry with some of the leading services in Europe, helping residents stay at the forefront of digital innovation. For the first time ever, Derry residents in the area can get speeds up to 100Mb as well as enjoy our latest services such as our TiVo powered TV to create the perfect set of home entertainment services for today’s digital living.”

Customers will also be able to enjoy the latest in home phone and mobile services, which, when combined with broadband and TV service, can help families save money when bundling service together. To find out more about Virgin Media’s services or get access to an exclusive launch offer, visit