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Virgin Media is really driving the uptake of superfast broadband in the UK and was responsible for the majority of connections in the second quarter of 2011.

According to data from Point Topic, Virgin Media was responsible for the majority of the 600,000 superfast fixed broadband connections in the three month period between April and June.

The broadband provider's nearest rival BT added around 150,000 of the connections in this period while the report also showed that Sky and TalkTalk performed well.

"As Virgin and BT continue to grow their superfast subscriber numbers they are being joined by other players. From traditional giants like Sky to the smaller alternative networks, the superfast technologies are on the way to supremacy in the UK market," says Oliver Johnson, CEO of Point Topic

Virgin Media's own figures for the three months to June 30th show the number of homes signed up to super-fast broadband totalled 1.3 million.

However, despite these positive figures, data from Point Topic also highlighted that almost four million households in the UK have broadband speeds of less than 2Mb.

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