How to find our best broadband deals in your area
Our broadband postcode checker can tell you if you’re living in an area that is covered by Virgin Media. You’ll be able to see the types of internet packages you can get, and how much they cost.
To use it, simply:
- Enter your postcode
- Tap Find Address – select yours from the list
- Enter your phone number – if you’re interested in a follow up call
- Tap Next for your results
From here, you’ll get a choice of broadband speeds and packages, depending on what’s available in your area. Whether you’re looking for an internet connection or want to add more services like digital TV or a landline, our postcode checker will show you what broadband deals you can get.
What is the best broadband in my area?
Choosing the right broadband deal will largely depend on what your household needs. You should consider your budget, household size and your daily internet usage. You’ll also need to assess what coverage is available in your area.
The fastest or least expensive connections may be slightly too much or too little for you, so consider the full range of what you need when you make your choice.
There are several types of broadband connection – each comes with varying levels of speed and availability:
Virgin Media’s fibre broadband is sometimes called cable broadband. It uses the same fibre network to connect the exchange to the street cabinet, and then a coax cable to complete the journey between the cabinet and individual properties.
But by 2028, we aim to upgrade our cable network to full Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) broadband, using cutting-edge full-fibre technology, capable of 10 Gbps upload and download speeds – and beyond.
Fibre To The Cabinet broadband (FTTC)
Fibre To The Cabinet networks use fibre-optic cables from the exchange to the local cabinet, then a copper wire connection to your home. How far you live from the cabinet can impact your speed, but fibre broadband can deliver 100 Mbps or more, which is generally faster than ADSL.
Fibre To The Premises broadband (FTTP)
Fibre To The Premises connections offer fibre optic cables the whole way from the broadband exchange to your home. These broadband packages offer some of the fastest broadband speeds out there.
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) broadband uses copper phone wires and is several times slower than average fibre speeds. But it uses a different frequency to your landline, so you can make calls and use the internet at the same time, which you couldn’t have done on an old dial-up connection.
Can I get fibre broadband in my area?
Why does broadband availability differ in some areas?
Cabling isn’t the same throughout the country. The speed and type of broadband connection you have can be affected by where you live, your property type and what type of fibre optic broadband is installed.
Providers are upgrading local infrastructure as fast as they can. To find out when your neighbourhood’s being connected, you can register for useful progress updates from Virgin Media.
As mentioned, we’re continuing to roll out fibre broadband across the country. These speeds can be well suited to gaming as well as music and TV streaming.
It’s also worth noting that our fastest Gig1 speed is now available everywhere you can get our fibre broadband.
If you can’t get fibre broadband in your area, however, mobile broadband is also an option. This doesn’t rely on fixed-line cables to deliver an internet connection. Virgin Media offer these in the form of 30-day rolling plans or 12-month contracts.
Can I get broadband packages and bundles in my area?
This depends on where you live. Our broadband postcode checker will show you all your options for broadband only deals as well as broadband packages with landline calls and TV channels.
We’re always working on and updating our plans. Let us keep you posted by registering for our email updates. From there, we can let you know when our fibre broadband and cable TV products are available in your area.
If you’ve registered for updates, you’ve done all you can for now. Signing up helps us gauge people’s interest in joining our network and it’s the best way for you to stay in the loop. Our superfast broadband is already available to hundreds of towns and cities, and it will continue to roll out across the UK in 2022.
You’ll get an email or text as soon as there’s news relevant to you. When we’ve confirmed that our broadband is coming to your area, you’ll get progress updates and useful information about what happens next.