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.