Virgin Media has announced five new towns for its 100Mb broadband service - meaning 150,000 more people will have access to the super-fast network.

Cheshunt and Hatfield in Hertfordshire, Southport, and Pentwyn and Treforest in Wales have been selected for the next phase - with these additions bringing the 100Mb availability count up to around 350k (which is still only around 0.5 per cent of the UK's population though).

Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media said: "From establishing the UK’s first ever broadband service to the launch of 100Mb just ten years later, Virgin Media has led the greatest developments in digital Britain.

We’ve invested many billions of private money in order to build a growing network that already passes approximately 13 million homes across the UK. We’re racing to get these ultrafast speeds across this entire area as fast as we can to meet demand."   

The service is available from £35 a month when bought in a bundle, or £45 per month on its own.

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