closedownarrowlogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
Virgin Media news

Virgin Media does not intend to offer wholesale access to its new super-fast fibre-optic network, it has been reported.

Duncan Higgins, Head of Broadband at the internet service provider (ISP), said rival firms will not be able to supply broadband deals using the infrastructure.

Speaking at a Westminster eForum on broadband, he said allowing access "would not actually add a single super-fast broadband home" to the UK.

This is because BT is already rolling out high-speed broadband in all of the same areas, Mr Higgins claimed.

However, Liv Garfield, Director of Strategy, Policy and Portfolio at BT, refuted this suggestion.

BT currently offers wholesale access to its network, allowing smaller ISPs to provide broadband deals capable of achieving up to 40Mb broadband speeds.

In total, more 15 million customers receive their broadband services over the firm's telecoms infrastructure.

Last week, Virgin Media announced that its new 100Mb broadband deals will be available to the consumer market from December.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

  • Sandy Birch 2 days ago BT Vision customers to get free... There are 2 links offered on the invitation letter to get a new YouView+ upgrade. does...
  • Dilson Von Belper 4 days ago BT Smart Hub review I agree ..but I called BT and had such a fight, many calls back and forward to India and South Shields ,...
  • Melanie Jane Shields-Appleton 4 days ago Ofcom unveils plan to bring... Hi David, I moved a 3 year old house on the 5th April, I was assured by BT I would get fibre but once I...

Search news