Virgin Media wins three awards at Switcher Broadband Awards 2017

Virgin Media zooms ahead as Best Customer Rated Home Broadband, Most Recommended Broadband and Best Broadband Innovation


Thursday 23rd February 2017 – Virgin Media has won three of the top awards for the fourth year running at the annual Switcher Broadband Awards, held in Dublin last night. Collecting three of the top broadband awards, Virgin Media were named Best Customer Rated Broadband, Most Recommended Broadband and Best Broadband Innovation.


Having seen off tough competition from the likes of Sky, Eir and Vodafone to scoop the gongs, the awards are further recognition for Ireland’s fastest network broadband provider. Now available in almost three-quarters of a million homes across Ireland, Virgin Media’s fibre powered network means that new and existing customers can enjoy supersonic broadband speeds of 360Mbps.

Paul Farrell, Vice President of Virgin Media Ireland said: “Virgin Media is known for its superfast broadband services and these awards for Best Customer Rated Broadband, Most Recommended Broadband and Best Broadband Innovation are a massive acknowledgement for the whole Virgin Media team across Ireland back at base and the heartfelt service we deliver to our customers everyday


“With broadband usage increasing by over 30%* each year, the real broadband speeds delivered by providers is under the spotlight by the consumers in general. We’ve widened the speed gap with our competitors, providing the best speeds is key for customers as it gives them confidence they can enjoy all the great content, games, social media throughout the home. As demand increases, consumers will look to who can deliver the best quality high speed broadband and as the fastest Virgin Media is where they will turn.


“At Virgin Media, we promised to bring the magic to our Irish customers and these awards, which are voted by both consumers and industry experts, are proof of Virgin Media’s blend of connected entertainment – great TV and ultrafast fibre broadband. I’d also like to say thank you to our customers and our dedicated staff for yet another successful year.”


Eoin Clarke, Managing Director of Switcher said:

“The Broadband Awards are about recognising the great things providers do, while also helping consumers to choose the company and service that’s right for them. The focus of the awards is, and always has been, on real customers’ experiences. Virgin scooped three awards at the fourth annual awards last night, including Best Customer Rated Broadband, Most Recommended Broadband and Best Broadband Innovation, so a huge congratulations goes out to them.


“Broadband is now a household essential, and the market is constantly evolving. As providers battle it out for more of the market, access to independent, impartial information for consumers is really important - so our awards aim to highlight the providers that are providing best-in-class products and services.”




*Virgin Media were this year named as Ireland’s fastest broadband network by consumers through the independent network assessment firm Ookla.


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