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Virgin Media rolling out in Shrewsbury

The Virgin Media footprint in Shrewsbury is one of the latest large areas of Virgin Media coverage added to our checker and and map systems.

We don't know how much further the roll-out is set to spread out across Shrewsbury but we will keep our eyes open for more coverage in the coming weeks and months.

The roll-out is using RFOG/FTTP which means that while the public is limited to the same cable broadband speeds and download/upload ratios as in the rest of the UK and they will still have to wait for Virgin Media to enable the DOCSIS 3.1 network option. The use of RFOG means if Virgin Media decide that the DOCSIS standard has reached end of life moving to more traditional fibre network products is fairly easy.

With some 900,000 premises now passed by the Virgin Media RFOG/FTTP network they are set to remain the second largest FTTP operator in the UK for sometime, assuming they keep building at the pace they have in the last year.


Weston-super-Mare RFOG/FTTP needs updating.

  • Somerset
  • 7 days ago

Lots of things happening, so not every where can be updated immediately

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 7 days ago

Updates for Virgin Media in Weston should be visible on the maps though the highest zoom level is still rendering and there may still be more to be found.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 5 days ago

A look at the shropshire highways planned roadworks, shows that there is significant roll out in the south eastern half of the town in the coming months. In fact its beginning to look like a full roll out. In an odd way they are doing the areas with less likely take up at the moment. There is also the continuing roll out of another fibre provider in much the same area Virgin is rolling out in. Finally Virgin have installed on at least one newbuild in the south of the town, well away from any of the present roll out areas.

  • adman5000
  • 3 days ago

The area around BS22 8JY has VM, north and east. Plus Bournville estate.

  • Somerset
  • about 21 hours ago

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