A survey conducted on the UK public finds that superfast broadband is what most believe to be the future of Britain's economy.
More than four million Virgin Media broadband subscribers will have their current headline speed doubled, with those on the flagship 100Mbps service given a 20MB boost as well.
The government will today outline plans to link the entirety of the UK to superfast broadband by 2015, with Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt believing 85-90 per cent of the nation will soon have access.
BT has announced that it will trial 1Gbps broadband in Kesgrave, Suffolk – as well as rolling superfast broadband to 40 'rural market towns'.
Virgin Media's 100Mbps internet service is expected to arrive this week, with Prime Minister David Cameron teasing the arrival of the next generation super-fast service from the cable giant.
Gordon Brown has called for UK content for UK users, backed up by a universally available super-fast broadband network at a summit looking at Lord Carter's Digital Britain report this week.
ExclusiveVirgin Media's Director of Technical Strategy, Kevin Baughan, has told TechRadar that it is financial rather than technical limitations that are keeping the UK from getting even faster broadband speeds than the 50Mb service that the company has just launched.