Virgin Media has announced plans to roll out fibre optic broadband which will enable Cardiff to receive high-speed internet by the end of the year.
The broadband giant claimed that the super-fast broadband would allow a whole album to download in just five seconds and a HD movie in mere minute and a half.
The package is priced at £45 per month with an activation fee of £40 plus an added installation fee for new customers of £40.
Jon James, Executive Director of broadband at Virgin Media, said:
“We know residents in Cardiff will be blown away by what 100mb can deliver and the very real impact this can have on day to day life.”
Rhodri Williams, Ofcom’s Director in Wales, said:
“Broadband has the capacity to transform our lives, to make an enormous contribution to revitalizing our economy and transforming our public services.
“In order that this can be achieved, a new generation of high speed services need to be made widely available.”
In addition, the service will be available to customers in the Welsh villages of Barry and Treforest.
What’s more, the latest figures released have shown that Virgin Media now has 120,000 customers signed up to the faster broadband package deal.