Is Virgin Broadband Any Good?

Is Virgin Broadband Any Good?

Virgin Media Broadband review: Verdict

Virgin Media’s broadband offering is an impressive one.

It delivers good customer service and speeds its major rivals can’t match.

All of that costs money, though: with standard broadband packages starting at £35 per month, this certainly isn’t a budget ISP.

Is Virgin Broadband better than BT?

BT broadband vs Virgin Media broadband. BT and Virgin are two heavyweights of the broadband world. Virgin is renowned for its insanely fast speeds, but BT is more widely available and also offers faster speeds than its competitors.

Is Sky Broadband better than virgin?

Broadband speed

Virgin’s lowest advertised speed averages 54Mbps. Virgin uses its own cabling network, rather than the Openreach network, so it can offer speeds faster than most other providers. On average, Virgin customers receive speeds very close to those advertised, and in many cases, faster than those advertised.

Which broadband provider is best in 2019?

The UK’s best broadband providers for 2019 are Vodafone, EE, Virgin Media, Plusnet, BT and Zen Internet.

Is Virgin broadband the fastest?

Broadband speeds

Virgin Media is all about speed. According to Ofcom, Virgin Media offers the top speeds in the UK, and no one’s arguing. Even Virgin’s slowest product is faster than many ‘fast fibre’ deals from other UK providers. Other VIVID broadband deals offer average speeds of 108Mbps, 213Mbps and 350Mbps.

Do I need a landline for Virgin broadband?

Virgin Media broadband

Virgin Media (www.virginmedia.com) is the only major provider in the UK able to offer broadband that doesn’t need a phone line. Since it has its own fibre network separate from BT’s, it can bring a broadband connection to your home directly – completely eliminating the need for a landline.

Why is Virgin faster than BT?

Virgin is faster than BT because it uses a coaxial cable to connect up individual houses, which as a technology, is better at delivering fast speeds than the copper phone lines BT still uses to connect houses to it’s fibre broadband.

Can I have sky Q with Virgin broadband?

Sky Q Hub. You don’t need Sky Broadband to use Sky Q – it’ll still work if you’re with another provider – but if you bundle up, you get the new Sky Hub router. In-built powerline technology uses the wires in your house to send data to Sky Q boxes to help streaming quality.

What speed should Virgin broadband be?

Quick overview of speeds

Package nameAdvertised speedAverage speed (24hr)
Virgin VIVID 50Up to 50Mbps54.4Mbps
Virgin VIVID 100Up to 100Mbps107.8Mbps
Virgin VIVID 200Up to 200Mbps214.7Mbps
Virgin VIVID 350Up to 350Mbps358.4Mbps

What is the cheapest Virgin package?

Virgin Media deals and packages

PackageBroadband SpeedMonthly Price
Virgin Media Big Bundle54Mb average£29 per month
Virgin Media M50 Fibre Broadband + Weekend Calls54Mb average£28 per month
Virgin Media M200 Fibre Broadband + Calls213Mb average£38 per month
Virgin Media Bigger Bundle108Mb average£57 per month

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Which broadband provider is best in my area?

Best broadband in my area

PackageBroadband SpeedContract Length
Post Office Broadband + Anytime Calls11Mb average12 months
Vodafone Superfast 1 Fibre Broadband35Mb average18 months
SSE Unlimited Broadband + Eve & Weekend Calls11Mb average18 months
EE Unlimited Broadband10Mb average18 months

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Is Plusnet better than BT?

Plusnet offer three unlimited broadband packages, with average download speeds of 10Mb, 36Mb and 66Mb. BT have four packages. BT’s broadband is faster overall and offers a wider range of included and optional extras, as well as coming with a router which offers a faster, more reliable wireless connection.

What’s the best Internet provider in my area?

The only UK provider currently able to offer it is Virgin Media, who’s cable broadband service delivers up to 152Mb speeds on its fastest package. FTTC is the most popular and easily available fibre broadband technology, used by providers including Sky and TalkTalk to deliver superfast speeds up to 76Mb.

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