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Virgin Media is offering its fibre optic broadbands customers a free upgrade of their normal upload speeds.

The broadband provider has confirmed that it would be sending out emails to customers when they have been upgraded. Subscribers can expect their upload speeds to be more than tripled (up to 5Mb) depending on the broadband package they are on, with a minimum upload speed of up to 1Mb.

Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media said: “We’re once again pushing the boundaries of UK broadband with a true next generation broadband service that vastly outperforms struggling DSL-based services.

“With the huge growth in social networks these new upload speeds will help Virgin Media customers share their most precious moments and keep up with what friends and families are up to, whether it’s uploading to YouTube or even hosting a live videochat to show off baby’s first steps in high-definition.”

Additionally, Virgin Media is also increasing its peak time data allowances to help customers get the most out of the improved upload speeds.

Virgin Media recently won the award for ‘Fastest Home Broadband’ at the Top10 Broadband Awards 2010.

To stay ahead of the curve, it is planning to launch 100Mb service later this year.

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