Virgin to jack up broadband prices by 7%
Virgin Media are putting their broadband prices up by (around) 7% as of next year. Customers will be getting a letter from the company, warning them of the new prices set to come in from February 2014.
Is their service going to get any better for your buck? Well, they think so as they're promising to quicken download speeds on its network.
Virgin Media's boss Tom Mockridge decided to let everyone know that it'll still be good value and, while he was at it, thought it would be a good opportunity to have a pop at Virgin's rivals, BT. They can't help themselves, can they?
He said: "Our top speed will be twice as fast as BT and all the others reliant on their old copper telephony infrastructure as we extend our lead as Britain’s ultrafast broadband provider."
So what does that actually mean? Well, Virgin are promising that you will be able to get speeds of up to 152Mbit/s from early next year. ISPs always say 'from up to', so it is always worth taking figures like that with a pinch of salt. One thing worth noting is that this rise in price will not affect services like Virgin Media's home phone talk plans.