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Virgin boosts speed of XL package

Broadband service now offers 'up to' 30Mbps

Virgin Media has boosted the speed of its XL package to 'up to' 30Mbps.

The new package, which is available from today, will replace the ISP's existing 20Mbps service, and comes with unlimited downloads and an upload speed of 'up to' 3Mbps.

The service costs £18.50 per month when bundled with a phone line from Virgin, which is priced at £12.99 a month. That's £1.50 less than the previous XL package.

Existing XL customers however, will not see their download speeds upgraded to 30Mbps for free. Instead, they'll need to fork out a £30 upgrade fee, which Virgin says covers the cost of activiating the faster service and swapping the existing modem and router from a 'SuperHub'. The 'SuperHub' is a combined DOCSIS 3.0 modem and router is capable of Gigabit wired connectivity as well as dual-band 'N' WiFi.

Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media said: "With so many devices connecting to the internet at home these days, our new 30Mbps service will give Virgin Media families that extra boost needed to make everything run smoothly, with speeds that don't slow down depending on where you live".

See also: Virgin Media rolls out 100Mbps to five more locations


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