Fastest, Best and Most Recommended… Virgin Media scoops three awards at Switcher Broadband Awards 2016

Virgin Media zooms ahead as Fastest Home Broadband Provider, Best Customer Rated Home Broadband and Most Recommended Broadband


Thursday, 21st April 2016 – Virgin Media has won industry leading awards for the third year running at the annual Switcher Broadband Awards, held in Dublin last night. Virgin took the awards for Fastest Broadband Provider, Best Customer Rated Home Broadband and Most Recommended Broadband.

Having seen off competition from the likes of Sky, Eir and Vodafone to scoop the gongs, the awards follow the recent launch of Virgin Media’s new ultrafast broadband with Virgin 360Mbps, Ireland’s fastest ever broadband. Now available in almost three-quarters of a million homes across Ireland, Virgin Media’s fibre powered network means that new and existing customers can enjoy supersonic broadband speeds of 360Mbps.


Earlier this year, Virgin Media was named Ireland’s fastest broadband network by the independent measurement institute Ookla, following their analysis of over 1 million speed tests by Irish Internet users over six months across all the main broadband operators in Ireland.

Tony Hanway, CEO of Virgin Media Ireland said,“Virgin Media is known for its superfast broadband services and these awards for Fastest Home Broadband provider, Best Customer Rated Home Broadband and Most Recommended Broadband are a testament to our team’s success in delivering for our customers.

“Broadband device usage is doubling every three years in Ireland and the actual broadband speeds delivered by providers is becoming increasingly important. As this demand increases, it will be the provider who can deliver the best quality high speed broadband that consumers will look to and Virgin Media is the clear leader in that regard".

Eoin Clarke, Managing Director of Switcher said, “Switcher analysed the results of 30,000 real-life customer speed tests and ratings to award Fastest Home Broadband, Best Customer Rated Home Broadband and Most Recommended Broadband to Virgin Media. The awards reflect what Virgin Media customers think of their provider. As broadband becomes a must-have, speed and cost remain top concerns for consumers. As providers battle it out for more of the market, deals offering super-fast speeds, without the high price tag, make it an exciting time for consumers."



About Virgin Media

Virgin Media is Ireland’s leading digital pioneer and innovator. It was the first to introduce bundles for digital TV, broadband and phone in Ireland in 2007 and has driven market developments constantly since then.

Virgin Media is a part of Liberty Global plc, the world’s largest international cable company. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve 27 million customers across 14 countries, helping connect people to the digital world and enabling them to discover and experience its endless possibilities.


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