Virgin links with SPF to deliver ultrafast broadband


Scottish Property Federation members will be able to build houses connected by Virgin broadband infrastructure

Virgin Media has signed a deal with the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) to increase the delivery of broadband services to homes and businesses across Scotland.

The SPF is an organisation representing real estate companies, investment banks, housing associations and those with an interest in property, among many others in its membership base.

This new partnership will allow members to build houses connected by Virgin broadband infrastructure, which offers speeds of up 152Mbps, which it claims is twice as fast as those on offer from other rival providers.

It is part of Virgin Media’s £3 billion Project Lightning expansion project, which sees the quad-play provider aim to connect 17 million homes across the UK to its FTTP network by the end of 2019.

It builds upon a partnership struck with the Home Builders Federation last June.

Virgin has committed to connecting at least 360,000 homes and businesses to its FTTP network over the next 12 months, which it claims will provide a “major boost” to the UK economy.

Those under the scheme will receive exclusive discounts when moving into new build homes.

Modern infrastructure

SPF director David Melhuish said: “House buyers, as well as businesses, expect the best services and there is concern about the quality of broadband in new homes.”

Virgin Media Scotland regional director Steve Carlin said: “By partnering with Virgin Media, developers in Scotland can build 21st century homes, equipped with the most modern broadband infrastructure delivering the fastest speeds.

“With our network growing at a faster pace than ever, the more demand we get from developers, the more we can do to support them.”