That8217;s because the connections in Greenham, a small village outside Newbury, are part supplied using trialled wireless radio signals. By using specialist Ericsson radio technology, Virgin Media is successfully transmitting a 10Gbps signal over a range of 3-kilometres.
That means it can send a full superspeed data connection between two 8220;trunk8221; points without having to dig up parts of the countryside, thereby serving some remote areas with 1-gig fast broadband.
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While the trial currently supplies 12 homes, the system is able to serve up to 500 with stable connections. Virgin Media is also confident that the radio link can be reconfigured to support a 20Gbps connection, which would expand the possible service area to 2,000 homes.