Virgin Media prices cut as huge broadband speed boost revealed

There’s not a week that goes by without either Virgin Media or Sky cutting prices.

The two firms continue to offer big savings on TV and broadband with the latest discount available to those who want Virgin Media’s service beamed into their home.

The company has just announced a flash sale which not only reduces the cost of some of its bundles but also offers a case of wine or bill credit added to accounts.

The cheapest of the new deals is for anyone accessing the Player Bundle.

This pack includes 70 channels, 100Mbps broadband and Talk Weekend for £32 per month – a saving of £5.

If you want more to watch then there’s a discount on the Full House Bundle which beams over 230 channels into your living room including BT Sport in 4K.

You also get VIVID 100 broadband with the monthly price costing £50 – a £7 saving.

Both of the bundles above current include a free case of wine worth £113 or £50 bill credit.

One final deal, on the VIP Bundle, doesn’t drop the monthly cost but does offer 16 bottles of wine worth over £230 or £100 bill credit.

This ultimate service includes over 260 channels with Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and BT Sport all part of the package.

There’s also average broadband speeds of 362Mbps and inclusive anytime calls to selected numbers.

It’s worth noting that you’ll need to pay £25 set up fee and the flash sale ends on February 13.

The news of this price cut comes as Virgin announced last week that it has begun testing hyperfast broadband which could offer customers speeds of over 8Gbps – that’s around 200 times faster than the current UK average.

The six-month test will mean around 50 homes in Papworth, Cambridgeshire, can benefit from some of the UK’s fastest home broadband speeds.

Speaking about the trial Richard Sinclair, Executive Director of Connectivity at Virgin Media, said: “As the UK’s fastest widely available broadband provider, we’re committed to making Britain faster and this trial pushes the boundaries of what’s possible.

“Whether it’s streaming UHD movies on Netflix, playing the latest games online or video conferencing, faster internet connections have changed our lives immeasurably over the past decade. As speed leaders, Virgin Media is not going to stand still; this trial is about looking ahead to the next decade and beyond.

“With the volume of our customers’ internet usage almost doubling every year, trials like this will ensure we have the capability to meet the demand of data-hungry services in the future – be that over cable or full fibre.”

Virgin aren’t currently saying when this technology will be rolled out to more customers across the UK.