and driving the UK’s gigabit revolution
Our proud history of investing in the UK’s digital infrastructure began in 2013, when we acquired Virgin Media. Since then we have spent more than £8.7bn on upgrading and expanding Virgin Media’s network, extending it to an additional 2.4 million premises to cover more than half the country – more than all of the alternative providers combined.
We’re also upgrading our network to bring next-generation gigabit broadband to our entire UK footprint by the end of 2021 – a pace unmatched by anyone else. This requires no digging up of roads and pavements and will help deliver almost two-thirds of the Government’s ambition to get gigabit broadband to at least 85% of homes by 2025, four years ahead of target.
invested in the UK since 2013
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target for rolling out gigabit broadband to our entire network
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Gigabit connectivity is fundamental to an inclusive digital transformation of society and a resilient UK economy. Greater socio-economic cohesion, productivity, competitiveness and public services innovation uptake will increasingly depend on ubiquitous, seamless connectivity via fixed and mobile networks.
The immediate benefits for consumers and businesses are outlined in a number of concrete pledges on UK investment, digital skills & jobs.