HUDDERSFIELD customers of telecoms group Virgin Media have had their broadband speeds upgraded.

The company has doubled its customers’ internet speeds at no extra cost as part of a nationwide initiative that will see Virgin Media increase the connections of four million cable customers.

Virgin Media is also boosting its top speed to 120Mb – ensuring homes can take advantage of the latest online services and helping to meet the growing demand for next generation digital services.

Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media, said: “Following our Double Speeds programme, all our customers will be superfast as standard.”

Widening the availability of fast internet access supports the Government’s ambition to ensure people across the country can access the best broadband in Europe by 2015.

In 2007, Virgin Media upgraded its 10Mb customers to 20Mb while in 2008 it upgraded 4Mb customers to 10Mb whilst also launching a brand new 50Mb service. In 2009, 2Mb customers were upgraded to 10Mb for free and in 2010 Virgin Media launched its 100Mb service while also giving all customers another free uplift, this time boosting upload speeds.