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Internet service provider Virgin Media has announced the latest towns set to benefit from access to its new 100Mb fibre broadband network.

Launched in December 2010, the super-fast service initially went live in just four towns across the UK – Colchester, Barry, Heckmondwike and Farnborough.

Some 200,000 households are currently able to register for a 100Mb broadband deal, but this number will be almost doubled when Hatfield and Cheshunt (both Hertfordshire), Pentwyn and Treforest (both Wales) and Southport in Merseyside are linked to the super-fast network.

Jon James, Executive Director of Broadband at Virgin Media commented: "From establishing the UK’s first ever broadband service to the launch of 100Mb just ten years later, Virgin Media has led the greatest developments in digital Britain."

He noted that the firm had invested "many billions" of private money in order to build a growing network that already passes approximately 13 million homes across the UK.

"We're racing to get these ultra-fast speeds across this entire area as fast as we can to meet demand," Mr James stated.

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