Virgin Media Business today announced it is powering up hundreds of businesses in Manchester by bringing its ultrafast Voom Fibre connectivity, which offers download speeds of up to 350Mbps, to the city centre.

According to Ofcom, the median broadband speed in Manchester is 16.5Mbps. This upgrade will deliver entry-level speeds up to twenty times faster to businesses in the area, opening them up to new business opportunities and growth potential.

Voom Fibre, which offers ultrafast download speeds of up to 350Mbps as standard, was launched by Sir Richard Branson on 2 May with prices starting from £30 per month. Businesses can choose a variety of upload speeds depending on their requirements.

Martin McFadyen, Regional Director, Virgin Media Business, said: ‘Too many office blocks and small businesses in Manchester are stuck in the analogue age and businesses are suffering as a result. By expanding our ultrafast network into the bustling Deansgate area, we can transform hundreds of businesses and give them the connectivity they deserve.

‘We’re on a mission to help small business thrive by giving them more speed than they need through our new, market disrupting broadband, Voom Fibre.’

‘To make all of this happen the cooperation of local councils and landlords is essential to getting planning approvals so that office blocks and business premises are connected without delay.’

Supporting small businesses beyond ultrafast broadband

To give Manchester’s small businesses and entrepreneurs the opportunity to network with experts, attend workshops and find out more about starting a small business, Virgin Media Business will be bringing “The Voom Bus”, which is touring the country, to Albert Square, Deansgate, on 9 and 10 May between 11am and 5pm each day.

Visitors will also be able to learn all about Virgin Media Business’ new broadband product, Voom Fibre, and other services available to support small businesses.

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