Virgin extends superfast internet service to 8,500 more Burnham homes

Virgin Media O2 announced this week that it has connected more than 8,500 additional homes in Burnham-On-Sea to its superfast network, bringing the benefits of gigabit broadband to thousands more people for the first time.

As part of its “Project Lightning” network extension program, O2 Blank Media expands its network to provide the city with “ultra-fast” broadband, television and telephone services.

The company says homes in Burnham-On-Sea can now benefit from Virgin Media’s services, including Gig1 which offers maximum speeds of 1,130Mbps which it says are “23 times faster than the local average”.

Rob Evans, Managing Director of Fixed Network Expansion at Virgin Media O2, said: “With staycations still a staple of the UK summer, investing in coastal areas has never been more important.”

“First and foremost, to enable residents and the business community to access super-fast connectivity in a time when it never mattered, but also to help tourists capture and share moments memorable. We are proud to continue our mission to upgrade the UK by keeping the network expanding at pace – with Burnham-On-Sea the latest town to benefit.

It adds that since 2015 it has invested around £34.5m to expand its network and bring superfast broadband to more than 58,000 homes and businesses in Somerset.

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