* Posts by dha

1 post • joined 17 Feb 2021

Virgin Media adds 200% to its new broadband contracts in 2020, slips back in black (just)

dha

BT's kind contribution to Virgin's growth

Don't underestimate BT's contribution to Virgin's 200% growth. Living near the center of a majorly wired city, my ancient copper connection would only get 3 to 4 Mbps download, officially rated as 'poor' even by those optimised speed tests. Yes, that's 3 to 4, not 34. After a year's fruitless chasing for BT to say when they'd be improving capacity, during 2020 I was forced to bail to Virgin. And now get 100Mbps. If prime potential areas like mine aren't being built out with fibre promptly, BT/Openreach are going to continue to lose market share.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2022