Virgin Media, A UK based broadband service provider announced a landmark “Project Lightning” to provide ultrafast broadband internet services to the citizens of Manchester.
Virgin Media, a company which provides fixed and mobile telephone services, as well as television and broadband internet services in United Kingdom has announced a huge investment in an ultra fast broadband rollout. The broadband giant of UK has announced a £3 billion in an ultrafast broadband facility. The Manchester city will be the first city to benefit from this new landmark broadband service.
The company has named the project as “Project Lighting” which is an expansion of ultra fast connectivity and will benefit over 4 million premises during over the next 5 years period.
According to the company it is the single largest investment in the digital broadband infrastructure for more than a decade and rightly so. The project is expected to change the perspective of this digital broadband infrastructure of UK altogether.
It’s undoubtedly great news for the citizens of Manchester as this landmark service is starting from their city and they will be the first to benefit from this service.
The virgin media selected the former Girls Aloud Pop star Sarah Harding to mark the launch of the service by trying its high speed selfie photo booth experience when she was photographed in the face of g-force seeds. This experience will remain open for the Manchester citizens in the famous Piccadilly gardens for the next two days.
This news has come at a time when Ofcom, the communications regulator in UK is all set to introduce a new procedure for the customers who are changing their broadband providers. In the past, the customers using the broadband services required a Migration Authorization Code (MAC) from their current service provider to permit them to switch to a new service provider. Ofcom is now changing their policy and under the new policy the customers only need to contact with their new service provider who will manage the switch for them.
Initially the work will start from this week to connect a total of 20,000 homes and businesses in Manchester with the broadband speeds of 152 MB.
Virgin Media is expecting to connect more houses in the neighborhood on the basis of the demand from the consumers and businesses.