Olympic medal winner Rebecca Adlington today launched Britain’s fastest widely available broadband on Virgin Media’s very own fully connected mobile living room.
The 800m freestyle world record setter quenched her thirst for speed on London’s South Bank where she unveiled the UK’s fastest broadband…on wheels.
Rebecca enjoyed gold medal speeds of 152Mb while unbeatable Virgin Media TiVo® entertainment proved more captivating than views of the Thames, all from the comfort of a sofa in her very own supercharged mobile living room.
The UK’s first road legal living room can be connected to Virgin Media’s supercharged fibre optic cable network so passengers and passers-by can experience the benefits of superfast broadband and next generation TV. The supercharged living room will now embark on a regional tour around the UK as Virgin Media unveils its new speeds at key locations across the nation.
Virgin Media’s 152Mb top speed means you can download an entire TV show in a minute but the ultrafast service really comes into its own in satisfying the burgeoning demand for bandwidth in Britain’s households as people use multiple connected devices online at the same time. 152Mb is far ahead of BT and 19 times faster than regular broadband.
Joe Lathan, Virgin Media’s broadband director, said: “Just like Rebecca, Virgin Media’s award-winning broadband is faster than the competition and, as we supercharge our network, we are extending our lead as Britain’s ultrafast broadband provider. People are increasingly connecting multiple gadgets to their home broadband so a supercharged connection is essential to boost your online entertainment experience.”
Unlike BT TV, YouView or other connected set-top boxes, Virgin Media TiVo has its own dedicated internet connection so has no impact on the broadband speeds that are delivered to Virgin Media customers.
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