Ultrafast broadband for 42,000 premises across Devon

Virgin Media are bringing their Project Lightning broadband rollout scheme to southwest England.

Virgin Media have announced their plans to bring fibre optic broadband to 42,000 home and businesses across Devon as part of their ongoing broadband rollout scheme entitled Project Lightning.

24,000 premises in the seaside town of Torquay have already been hooked up to the provider’s ultra-fast network with the rest expected to follow over the next two years.

It’s been confirmed that homes will be able to access speeds of up to 200Mbps (which Virgin Media have stated is more than two-and-a-half times faster than either Sky's, TalkTalk's or BT’s top speeds) whilst businesses are to run slightly faster at 300Mbps.

“I am delighted that thousands of local homes and businesses will soon be connected to ultrafast broadband. This investment, bringing speeds of up to 300Mbps, is great news for keeping the bay connected and driving forward our economy,” said Torquay MP Kevin Foster. “It is great that Virgin Media is not just talking about improving our digital infrastructure, but picking up a trowel to do so."

Started back in 2015, Virgin Media’s £3 billion Project Lightning scheme aims to bring ultra-fast broadband to a total of 17 million homes and businesses across the UK by the end of 2020.

Source: Devon Live

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