Virgin Media has announced the top 10 communities to benefit from broadband and entertainment boost. Lightwater is number 8 in the list of ten.
I’ve written about the possibility of Lightwater becoming one of the ten communities to benefit from Virgin Media’s FTTP service.
Currently Lightwater is served by FTTC – optical Fibre To The Cabinet. These are the BT Openreach green cabinets. The link from the cabinet to your premises is then via copper cable. The closer to one of these green cabinets you are the faster your internet access speed, as there’s less of the slow copper cable between your home and the cabinet. Virgin Media’s FTTP is Fibre To The Premises, which provides optical fibre cable from the green cabinets to your home.
Our internet speed is between 18 and 19mbps. The potential speed offered by Virgin Media is up to 200mbps. That’s potential more than 10 times faster. The Camberley site on the Get Surrey website has an article on Lightwater’s success. Here’s the list of the ten successful communities – click on image to expand.