NGA underway in the UK

NGA underway in the UK

Virgin Media today announced that they are offering a 50Mbps service to 5m homes on their network, with plans to offer the service to their whole network of 12m homes by Summer of 2009.

The BSG has issued a statement welcoming this announcement. The next generation broadband debate has now moved from the realms of theory to reality. How this service impacts on the market will be a key indicator of the likely deployment of next generation broadband more widely in the UK.

Focus will now be on the success and take-up of this service, and the responses of other market players.

Peter Shearman, Policy Manager, BSG

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