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What is M100 fibre broadband


Starting 1st November 2022, Virgin Media confirmed that both new and existing customers on its M100 fibre broadband package would receive a modest boost to their download and upload speeds, with the M100 becoming the M125.

What is M100?

Although now replaced by the M125, the Virgin Media Broadband M100 was a fibre broadband plan designed for busy households.

Although neither the M100 nor the new M125 plan is full fibre, it does offer superfast download and upload speeds.

Previously, those either on or looking to sign up to the M100 deal could have expected average download speeds of 108Mbps and 10Mbps in upload speeds.

On the new M125 plan, average download speeds have been bumped up to 132Mbps and download speeds doubling to 20Mbps.

What type of benefits can I get with M100 fibre broadband?

100Mbps is an ideal broadband type for streaming, online gaming, downloading, and general browsing. And now that the M100 has been replaced by the M125, you’ll get an additional 32Mbps in average download speeds, meaning you can do more, for less.

The M125 plan also boasts a network reliability percentage of 99.86%, meaning you should get superfast and reliable broadband speeds whenever you need it.

Additionally, all broadband deals with Virgin Media, including the M125 can be taken out as a standalone plan, or bundled together with other telecommunications services like a home phone and TV, helping you save.

And, on the topic of savings, Virgin sometimes offers no setup costs on their broadband deals, helping you save more on initial costs when signing up.

Is a router included with the M125 fibre broadband deal?

Yes. When taking out an M125 broadband deal, you’ll likely receive Virgin’s Hub 3 router. Although this is the slowest Hub on offer from Virgin, it is still a reliable dual-band router that supports 802.11ac (also known as Wifi protocol 5).

If you sign up to the M125 and find you’re struggling to get a decent Wifi connection throughout your home with the Hub 3, you might be upgraded to the next iteration in Virgin’s routers, the Hub 4.

The Hub 4 has slightly more antennas than the Hub 3, allowing for greater connectivity reach.

Hub 3Hub 4
WiFi protocol5 (802.11ac)5 (802.11ac)
WiFi bandDual bandDual band
2.4Ghz band2x2 11/b/g/n3x3 11/b/g/n
5Ghz band3x3 11ac4x4 11ac
Ethernet4 x 1Gb4 x 1Gb

Is 100Mbps fast?

Virgin Media states that their new M125 fibre broadband plan is sufficient to handle the needs of a busy household, capable of supporting up to nine devices connected at once.

To put this into context, you could download a film in about 4 minutes, and is sufficient enough in speeds to allow one person can stream in 4K, while someone else games online, and a third browses the web and social media.

Who is a 100Mbps connection suitable for?

A 100Mbps connection is considered suitable for a home that wants to connect more than four (but fewer than ten) devices at once to the internet. This means your household should be able to partake in multiple bandwidth-heavy activities without it negatively affecting your connection.

Is M125 fibre broadband unlimited?

Yes. Any broadband deal with Virgin Media has unlimited broadband. This means

However, Virgin Media does employ a Traffic management policy. This means that your service may be affected during peak times to ensure that all customers have fair access to the broadband service on offer and aren’t slowed down on the network by heavy users who use the internet to download or upload unusually large amounts of content.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a 100Mbps connection for streaming?

Yes. A 100Mbps connection can comfortably support up to four devices simultaneously streaming HD videos, TV shows and movies on apps such as Netflix, Disney+, and YouTube.

What is traffic management?

Traffic management is when a broadband provider adjusts the download or upload speeds over its network during peak usage times to help ensure all customers have access to a stable connection.

During peak usage times (typically between 4pm – 8pm), lots of people are using the internet at the same time, placing strain on the broadband network. Those who use the internet for bandwidth-heavy activities, such as file sharing, downloading large files or even streaming a lot of content, place more strain on this network, eventually leading to the network slowing down entirely.

For this reason, some providers choose to impose traffic management policies on these activities during those peak usage times.

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