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Liberty Global and Virgin Media Bring Gigabit Speeds to Glasgow, Leeds and Bradford

Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK), one of the worlda??s leading converged video, broadband and communications companies, today announces the launch of gigabit broadband services from Virgin Media to almost 1 million homes in Glasgow, Leeds and Bradford.


Following the addition of the cities and their surrounding areas to Liberty Globala??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 Mediaa??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 Mediaa??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 governmenta??s target of delivering gigabit-capable broadband nationwide by 2025.


The cities are the latest in a growing list of that can now experience speeds 17 times faster than the UK average. Virgin Media has already connected cities including Southampton, Manchester, Birmingham, Coventry, Reading Liverpool and Edinburgh to its gigabit network, all delivered through Virgin Mediaa??s newest and most powerful router, the Hub 4.


Liberty Global is set to launch gigabit speed services in even more cities in the coming months as it continues to boost superfast internet access across Europe. Elsewhere amongst Liberty Globala??s operating companies, Telenet and UPC Switzerland connected customers throughout their entire networks last year, while UPC Poland has so far connected more than 60 cities to its gigabit service.
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