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Virgin Media added another 249,000 super-fast broadband subscribers during Q2 2013, and 1.5 million over the last 12 months.

The number of homes with access to 30Mb downloads or greater increased to 2.8 million between Q2 2012 and Q2 2013. This represents 65 per cent of the firm's 4.3 million fixed-line broadband subscribers.

Virgin Media revealed that 40 per cent of customers who signed up over the last 12 months opted for speed of 60Mb or greater - highlighting the popularity of its fibre broadband deals.

In terms of TV services, the provider gained 155,000 net TiVo customers in Q2 2013, and 720,000 over the last 12 months. Some 1.7 million or 44 per cent of all 3.8 million Virgin Media TV subscribers now use the service.

The firm noted that customer retention rates increased for the seventh consecutive quarter. And at the same time, average revenue per user rose by £1.60 year-on-year to £48.80.

Virgin Media attributed this rise to the rising number of customers signing up for quad-play TV, broadband, home phone and mobile bundles.

Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media's Chief Executive, noted that almost 1.5 million more homes are now getting super-fast broadband of 30Mb plus, and there is demand for even faster speeds.

"By doubling more than four million customers’ speeds since early last year we’ve also helped the UK shoot 14 places up the global rankings, overtaking the US, France and Germany," he noted.

“In this past year we’ve also added TiVo subscribers at an average of almost 14,000 each week and already 44 per cent of all our TV customers are paying extra for what we believe is the best way to watch television."

Mr Mockridge said that, in what is "a competitive market", there is "clearly emerging recognition of the benefits of faster broadband and advanced television".

"As part of the world’s largest international cable company, we are well positioned to take advantage," he stated.

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