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Virgin Media halts superfast broadband roll-out in Great Yarmouth

Virgin Media has halted the project. Picture: VisMedia

Virgin Media has halted the project. Picture: VisMedia

A major superfast broadband expansion by Virgin Media into Great Yarmouth has been halted due to what the company calls “issues” with the roll-out.

Last July Virgin Media announced work would begin to increase the broadband capacity of 5,000 homes and businesses in the town to allow for speeds of up to 300Mbps.

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However that work, which was due to be completed by the end of next year, has been paused, with the company talking to Norfolk County Council about future progress.

A spokesman for Virgin Media said: “Since we started our build in Great Yarmouth, we have encountered issues which is why we have paused our plans for the area.

“We’ll be meeting with the county council soon to discuss potential ways in which we can work together to expand our ultrafast broadband network in Great Yarmouth as quickly as possible.” The average download speed was 20Mbps.

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