Test Valley Virtual Town
Virgin Media Fibre Broadband Project
Virgin Media has begun work on a new superfast broadband network in Hampshire
More than a thousand homes and businesses will benefit from the project, which will see Fibre to the Home (FTTH) being installed in 12 villages. It comes after Virgin Media assessed demand in the area by talking to residents and asking them to sign up if they were interested. The result is that work is now underway to create a ‘virtual town’ with ultra fast broadband going direct to peoples’ homes.
What is Fibre to the Home (FTTH)?
FTTH is where a fibre optic cable is connected directly from the telephone exchange straight to homes and businesses. It is a future-proof superfast broadband solution, which is not dependent on the distance of your home from the roadside broadband cabinet, and offers faster speeds than fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) connections. FTTH can also be called FTTP (Fibre to the premise). It offers:
• Average speeds of 155Mbps at peak periods with up to 200Mbps off-peak
• The whole family can use the internet 24 x 7 without dropping out or stalling
• A system that is able to support increases in speed for the next 30+ years
• Highly competitive pricing and services
Which villages will be covered?
The first phase is taking place along the main trunk route between Andover and Romsey. This includes villages such as:
Phase two will incorporate:
Keep up to date
The residents group has set up a dedicated website https://tvneed4speed.co.uk/.
Virgin Media are also holding regular community information events about the work.