Virgin Media has announced its superfast fibre cables broadband network can now be accessed by a quarter of the people in Britain.
The company revealed more than 6.5 million homes in the UK, in over 160 different locations, can currently use its 100 Mbps service.
It means the firm - owned by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson - seems likely to meet its goal of rolling out the service to up to 13 million residences by the midway point of 2012.
Executive director of broadband at the provider Jon James said: "We continue to develop broadband technology with trials for 200 Mbps taking place across the country and we have deployed a cutting-edge 1.5 Gbps cable broadband trial in East London."
At no additional cost, Virgin Media - which includes branches in television, telephone and mobile phones - has also been upgrading the broadband speeds of its existing customers throughout the UK.
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