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Using Network Reliability Stats as evidence, our network was 99.9% reliable over the last 12 months.
The time that the Internet service is available to the end customer in relation to the total time of the measurement period. Service levels are reported on a monthly basis.
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Price after 6 months €85
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Price after 6 months €60
Virgin Media Broadband Information
Virgin Media broadband is provided over our own fully owned network, and, as we use coaxial cable, our technology can provide greater bandwidth than telephone lines and so we can provide significantly faster access to the web than operators who provide their service over copper wire technology. We currently use DOCSIS 3.0 (Data Over Cable Services Interface Specification) on our HFC (Hybrid Fibre Coaxial) in conjunction with our powerful Virgin Media Hub to provide a great internet connection for our customers.
There are 2 ways to consume our broadband, wired and wireless (WiFi).
Wired is generally faster as you are connected directly to the modem. The speed of your connection depends on what your device can handle. To see what speeds your device can support, check the owner’s manual or perform a web search using its model number. For example, even though you have a 500Mb connection, if you only have a laptop that can only support 100Mb, you won’t see anything over 100Mb.
We manage our network closely to ensure we can provide as much bandwidth as possible to our customers, therefore we are confident in saying we can deliver speeds of 490Mb to over 90% of our customers on the 500Mb product and similarly 245Mb for over 90% of customers on the 250Mb product etc. Run a speed test to see the results for yourself.
Your WiFi can be affected by many different factors. The further the signal has to go, or the more it has to travel through and around, the greater the impact on your speed. Find out more here
Additional information about our broadband
Our Internet speeds
Maximum speeds on our network: When we advertise a broadband speed we mean what we say, this will be the maximum download speed you can get on our network.
Normal speeds on our network: As we promise in our advertising, the expected average download speed you typically get at peak times will be:
- on our 250Mb product 245Mb for over 90% of customers.
- on our 500Mb product 490Mb for over 90% of customers.
- on our 1Gb product 900Mbps for over 90% of customers.
Virgin Media is Ireland's fastest broadband network.
Virgin Media is Ireland's Speedtest Awards Winner for Fastest Broadband Network during Q1-Q2 2020. To win this award, Virgin Media achieved a Speed Score of 95.18 , with top download speeds of 255.18 Mbps and top upload speeds of 46.86 Mbps.