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UK PM welcomes Virgin Media broadband investment

Cameron opens arms to Virgin Media

Cameron opens arms to Virgin Media

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has welcomed the “substantial investment” from Virgin Media and parent company Liberty Global in  UK broadband, calling it “a vote of confidence” in the UK’s long term economic plan.

The plans are for a fibre-rich network to approximately four million additional premises over the next five years, set to create hundreds of jobs and give a multi-billion pound boost to the UK economy, which UK regulator Ofcom has termed the world’s most internet-based.

“These 6,000 new jobs and apprenticeships will mean financial security and economic peace of mind for thousands more hardworking families across the country,” comments Prime Minister Cameron. “Together with this Government’s rollout of superfast broadband which has now reached more than two million UK homes and businesses, this additional private investment will create more opportunities for people and businesses, further boosting our digital economy and helping secure a brighter future for Britain.”

Virgin Media’s Rob Pinniger will be delivering an exclusive keynote at this year’s TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London). Click here to see the brochure.

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