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Virgin Media have announced a speed upgrade to 152Mbps -- over ten times faster than average broadband speeds around the UK.

The new 152Mb top speed means you can download an entire TV show in around one minute.

The service costs £28 per month (plus line rental) and is available to the 12.5million UK homes connected to Virgin's fibre optic network.

Their entry-level package is also to increase from 30Mbps to 50Mbps.

Tom Mockridge, Virgin Mediaâs chief executive officer, said:

Weâre supercharging our incredible network to ensure that Virgin Media customers can make the most of the online world.

Also today, Virgin Media launch Web Safe.

This allows the account holder to restrict access to types of potentially age-inappropriate websites. Free for every Virgin Media broadband household, Web Safe works across all devices connected to the familyâs home internet service.

New Virgin Media customers will be offered Web Safe when they install their broadband connection. The technology is available to existing customers and Virgin Media will proactively offer the technology to all its customers by the end of 2014.

See the official Virgin Media press release for full details.

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