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One of the UK's largest ISPs is to test its new 50Mbps networks in three Kent towns.

In a trial which would cost customers £47 per month, residents of Ashford, Dover and Folkestone would be able to test out Virgin Media's high-speed service.

The connection will be active from the beginning of October to the beginning of December, Virgin says.

The broadband provider will be using Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) - cable technology normally employed for TV services - for its new network, which will be by far the quickest commercially available in the UK.

Further investment in next-generation high speed networks received strong government backing earlier this week.

Speaking to a meeting of the Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG) on Tuesday, minister for competitiveness Stephen Timms said that improving network infrastructure was "one of my highest personal priorities".

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