Roadworks herald faster broadbandWritten by Nick Jones Thursday, 06 April 2017 08:54
Installation of Virgin Media’s latest broadband network has already started in and around Meadway, and signs have been erected in Mays Lane warning that work is about to commence in and around the Dollis Valley area.
To publicise the roll-out of its FTTP service (fibre to the premises), Virgin Media is holding a community information event at the Hope Corner Community Centre in Mays Lane from 5-7pm on Tuesday 25 April.
Virgin Media says the company has identified Barnet as a key location for the expansion of its ultra-fast broadband network and the FTTP technology will provide a connection right outside individual properties.
The roll-out in and around High Barnet “has been agreed by the council”, and Virgin Media insists it will be working with the local highway department to ensure that “disruption is kept to a minimum”.
The first step was to lay the trunk fibre to allow services direct to homes, and by using a small number of gangs to do the work, Virgin Media hope to retain Barnet Council’s full support.
Theresa Villiers, the Chipping Barnet MP, and the campaign group Fibre4Barnet – together with the Barnet Society -- have all been campaigning for some years to secure an improved service for High Barnet homes lacking a superfast broadband connection.
Thursday, 06 April 2017 18:42
posted by Ashley Bailey
We were with Virgin and they compulsorily farmed us out to TalkTalk a couple of years ago so we moved our broadband to BT in line with our landline in the expectation that in the future BT would extend their fibre optic broadband to our area. We are still waiting..
Saturday, 08 April 2017 13:19
posted by David Gay
I hope that Virgin don't leave the area behind the Spires until last as BT did.
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