Virgin to hike broadband prices after doubling speed

Julia Kollewe
AP
AP

AP

Virgin Media is putting up the price of its broadband packages - three months after saying it would double customers' speeds for free.

And today, BT, Britain's biggest broadband retailer with over 6m customers, announced it would roll out "ultra-fast" broadband on demand to homes and businesses next year. It will also start doubling standard residential broadband speeds from up to 40Mbps (megabits per second) to up to 80Mbps this spring.