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Virgin Media has launched a new range of student broadband deals in time for the new university year.

The firm is offering home broadband on a nine-month contract, meaning students can avoid paying for web services over the summer months they spend at home.

Potential subscribers have a range of broadband deals to choose from – including standalone web services, home phone and web packages, and TV, phone and internet bundles.

For £21 per month over a nine-month contract, consumers receive Fibre-Optic Broadband L, which offers download speeds of up to 10Mb.

The broadband deal also enables web users to make unlimited downloads, subject to an acceptable use policy, and take advantage of free internet security.

Alternatively, students have the option of a 30Mb standalone XL broadband deal, which is priced at £28.50 per month.

Those seeking home phone and broadband services can pay just £27.40 for up to 10Mb broadband, unlimited downloads and free weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin Media mobile numbers.

The super-fast 30Mb broadband and home phone option is priced at £32.40 per month over the course of a nine-month contract.

Students seeking a TV, phone and broadband bundle can pay £38.90 per month for 30Mb broadband, unlimited weekend calls and 65 TV channels including Sky 1, Sky Living and Discovery.

They also receive a free V HD activated box when subscribing, and gain access to six HD channels at no further charge.

For £56.90 per month, students can get their hands on 30Mb unlimited broadband, unlimited weekend calls and 160 channels including Sky 1, Sky Living and ESPN, plus a free box and 19 HD channels.

Each of the student broadband deals comes with free activation when customers sign up online, enabling them to save £20 on the start-up costs.

However, an installation charge of £40 applies to all customers and is added to their first bill.

"Our broadband is super speedy and our 30Mb fibre optic broadband is four times faster than the UK average download speed," Virgin Media stated.

"You also get unlimited downloads, so you and all your housemates can watch videos, listen to music and chat on Facebook to your heart's content – and all at the same time."

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