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What is 50Mb broadband?

50Mbps broadband is among the fastest broadband packages available in the UK, and refers to Virgin Media’s 50Mbps fibre-optic service. BT offers a product called Infinity which offers comparable speeds.

A 40Mbps or 50Mbps broadband connection allows you to seamlessly browse the internet, as well as download movies in minutes and songs in seconds.

Compare 50Mbps broadband packages at our fibre broadband comparison page.

We’ve come a long way since the days of dial-up when we had to wait for pages to load. But with 'up to 8Mbps' broadband packages, you must wait a fair amount of time for some videos to load. Fibre-optic connections blow their predecessors out of the water and make waiting a thing of the past.

What does 50Mbps broadband mean to the user?

  • Download a 100MB album in as little as 16 seconds
  • Download a 10GB BluRay movie in less than 27 minutes
  • Stream HD video straight to your computer – without buffering
  • Host multiplayer games with dozens of players
  • Download games in under two minutes

Who offers 50Mbps broadband?

Currently Virgin Media is the only Internet Service Provider (ISP) to offer up to 50Mbps broadband. Virgin Media is able to offer these impressive speeds, and up to 152Mbps on its fastest products, thanks to its super fast fibre-optic network.

Compare all Virgin Media packages available at uSwitch now.

BT's fibre service, called Infinity, offers speeds of up to 300Mbps. This speed is also available

Compare all BT Infinity packages available at uSwitch now.

Who can get 50Mb broadband?

50Mbps broadband and faster from Virgin Media is available across the UK. BT has also adopted fibre-optic technology, providing comparable speeds across its network.

Virgin Media’s 50Mbps broadband is appealing to individuals who live to play games online and families where more than four people want to connect to the internet at the same time without loss of speed to any users.

Compare all "up to 50Mbps" broadband packages on our 50Mbps broadband comparison page.