Virgin Media announce further Project Lightning expansion

Virgin Media have announced that homes and businesses in Louth, Lincolnshire will be next to benefit from an ultrafast broadband and entertainment boost...

As part of its Project Lightning expansion, Virgin Media plans to extend its fibre optic network to 4,500 homes and businesses in Louth. Work has already begun in the area and is expected to be completed before the end 2017.

"I am pleased to hear that Louth, within my constituency, has been selected to receive ultrafast broadband as part of Virgin Media’s Project Lightning," commented Victoria Atkins, Member of Parliament for Louth & Horncastle. "Work has already begun and is set to benefit 4,500 premises. I view good connectivity as vitally important for my constituents, so it is fantastic news that homes and businesses in the area will soon be able to enjoy faster connectivity speeds."

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Backed by parent company Liberty Global, Virgin Media is investing £3bn to extend its ultrafast fibre broadband network to an additional four million premises, to reach a total of 17 million homes and businesses by the end of 2019.

"We’re delighted to be expanding our network to 4,500 more homes and businesses in Louth," admitted Dr Jo Dutton, Regional Director for the Midlands and East at Virgin Media. "Residents will soon be getting the high-speed connectivity and top-notch TV they deserve. We urge residents to come together and register their interest - your street could be next."

As network expansion continues across the country, Virgin Media calls for more people to register interest at: www.virginmedia.com/cablemystreet

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