Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK), one of the world´s converged video, broadband and communications companies, has announced the launch of gigabit broadband services from Virgin Media to almost 1 million homes in Glasgow, Leeds and Bradford, the company said.
Following the addition of the cities and their surrounding areas to Liberty Global´s gigabit capable footprint, a total of more than 12 million homes across Europe are now gigabit ready. This rises to 13.2 million homes with the inclusion of the gigabit footprint of VodafoneZiggo, its Joint Venture in the Netherlands.
With a gigabit connection, ultra-high definition 4K films and TV programmes, very large files and videos can be downloaded almost instantaneously, even with multiple devices using a connection at the same time.
Virgin Media´s gigabit network now covers one in four Virgin Media premises. Thanks to continued investment, Virgin Media now boasts the largest gigabit network in the UK, surpassing all other networks. The speed increases in Glasgow, Leeds and Bradford are part of Virgin Media´s plan to bring gigabit speeds to more than 15 million homes across its entire network by the end of 2021, significantly ahead of the UK government´s target of delivering gigabit-capable broadband nationwide by 2025.
Liberty Global is one of the world´s converged video, broadband and communications companies, with operations in six European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Telenet and UPC. For more information, visit www.libertyglobal.com.