According to Globe Newswire British triple-play provider Virgin Media is planning to migrate all subscribers that have signed up to its 2Mbps broadband service to a 10Mbps connection. The move comes after reports earlier this month that the operator had withdrawn its 2Mbps package, marketed as its ‘Medium’ service, for new customers. The migration is expected to start in May this year, and Virgin claims it is the largest scale speed upgrade ever to take place in the UK. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Virgin launched the UK’s fastest commercial broadband service in December last year, and offer downlink speeds of up to 50Mbps to approximately 40% of those with access to its network; at the same date its network covered approximately 50% of the population.
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