Faster broadband hits town

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Super fast broadband from Virgin Media has arrived in Hemel Hempstead.

Customers of Virgin Media will receive broadband speeds in Hemel Hempstead which are more than 11 times faster than the UK’s average.

Hemel will now be receiving broadband as fast as the UK’s biggest cities London and Birmingham.

Twice as many Virgin Media homes in Hemel Hempstead are connecting five or more devices to their home broadband than a year ago so the new speed means entire families can use the internet at once and users can download an entire TV show in one minute,

The new top speed is the fastest widely available connection in the UK and launched alongside new parental controls technology and advice, designed to help families in Hemel Hempstead stay safe online and get the most from the digital world.

Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media’s chief executive officer, said: “With the power of Virgin Media’s network, we can ensure digital really does make good things happen for our customers in Hemel Hempstead, the communities around us and the country.”

Existing customers will have their broadband speeds updated at no extra monthly cost.