Virgin Media has launched its new Essential broadband service which offers reliable, affordable and hassle-free connectivity to those facing financial difficulty and receiving Universal Credit.
Virgin Media has switched on gigabit broadband across its entire network in Northern Ireland in the operator’s first region-wide gigabit launch.
Virgin Media is to launch a broadband-only plan, called “Virgin Media Essential Broadband”, which will be available to those receiving Universal Credit and will come with a speed of 15 Mbps and a fixed price of £15 per month, with no fixed-term contract length and no price changes while benefit payments are being received.
Virgin Media has connected 2,500 homes in Leasowe, Wirral, to its ultrafast broadband network, which will bring the UK’s fastest widely available speeds to the area.
Virgin Media has now become the largest gigabit broadband network in the UK, supplying 3.6 million premises with its Gig1 gigabit fibre speeds.
Earlier last week it was reported that Billionaire John Malone’s Liberty Global, which owns Virgin Media and a 10% stake in ITV, was in talks with Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica to combine their UK assets in a joint venture.
Virgin Media has revealed that a Virgin Media database containing the personal details of 900,000 people was left unsecured and accessible online for 10 months.