Virgin Media reveals why your broadband speed isn't as fast as it could be

Now, you might be wondering why you’d ever need those ludicrously fast speeds and right now you’d probably be right.

However, as 8K TV streams become the norm and more of us use the web to work from home and play games on next-gen consoles this fast broadband could become vital.

The more people using the web in one home, the slower things get as each device takes up bandwidth. That means if you’re trying to make a video call whilst the kids are downloading PS5 games and streaming Netflix, things can slow to a snail’s pace.

In the future, multi-gigabit speeds will allow households to instantly and simultaneously stream boxsets and video games with 8K and upwards capabilities, as well as use AR and VR technology in real-time and take part in video calling – all without any delay.