Margate and Ramsgate now ultrafast broadband ready


Virgin Media announces its ultrafast broadband and entertainment boost is now available to up to 4,900 homes and businesses across Birchington, Garlinge, Newington, Northwood and Westgate on sea*.

Virgin Media has now opened up its ultrafast broadband network to residents and businesses across the Thanet area, offering speeds of up to 350Mbps. This transforms the quality of broadband in the area where the average (median) download speed was just 19.3Mbps**.

With a 350Mbps connection, files, films and games become unbelievably quick to stream, download and upload:

  • Download a standard HD movie file (5GB) in just over two minutes, compared to more than half an hour on the average local connection;
  • Download a 25GB console game in just over 10 minutes, compared to more than three hours on the average local connection***

Cormac Connolly, Regional Director at Virgin Media, said:
 “We are delighted that local residents and businesses across Margate and Ramsgate can now start to benefit from the boost our ultrafast broadband will give them.  Giving them greater speeds will enable them to do the things they need to do and love doing more quickly and more easily.”

Virgin Media’s gigabit-ready lines will mean residents can also sign up to Virgin TV and benefit from the latest entertainment on its new smallest, smartest, fastest, 4k-ready V6 set-top box.  This is on top of great programming with up to 260 TV channels (including up to 50 HD channels) and all the football from Sky Sports and BT Sports. Virgin Media also offers Sky Movies and Netflix, as well as an extensive on demand library of TV box sets and movies; giving customers seamless access to the TV they want, all in one place.

Residents can also benefit from Virgin Mobile’s fast 4G connectivity, which for pay monthly customers includes data free Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and Twitter, as well as the ability to rollover unused data each month and have truly unlimited data packages.

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* Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband is available to homes and businesses across the following postcodes: CT7, CT8, CT9 and CT12.

** The average (median) broadband speed for the Thanet Local Authority area is 19.3Mbps. Source: Ofcom, Connected Nations Report 2017, published 15 December 2017.

*** Download speeds calculated using


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