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Virgin doubles broadband to 20Mbps

50Mbps service also in the works

Virgin has announced that it’s doubling its cable broadband service to 20Mbps.

The company said the decision follows positive results from beta trials of the service. Virgin customers getting 10Mbps will be upgraded throughout the network by June, placing Virgin ahead of ASDL services from other companies. The company is also currently carrying out a residential trial of a 50Mbps broadband service.

After losing customers in the last quarter of 2006, the cable ISP, previously known as NTL, relaunched last month to form Virgin Media. Virgin now offers broadband, television and mobile phone services in a variety of price plans.

The company lost £122 million and 37,000 customers in the last quarter of 2006 before rebranding. Virgin Media has also lost popular BSkyB channels that provide shows such as Lost and 24 after the two companies failed to renew their carriage deal.


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