The Best Alternatives to Virgin Media

Feb 16, 2022

As the internet becomes increasingly integrated into our lives, ensuring that it is reliable and speedy is more important than ever. The world of internet broadband supply is always evolving, and both businesses and domestic customers are continually looking for ways to get the best internet access for the uses that we have for it.

Whether you are looking to stream films, work from home, run an entire business, or manage your life through the Internet of Things and smart meters, ensuring fast, stable, and reliable broadband internet is essential.

Much of the broadband internet services in the UK are centred on Openreach. This, however, is inferior to other broadband infrastructures. For many people, the alternative to Openreach services is Virgin Media.

Virgin Media has set up its own broadband infrastructure, also providing television and telephone services.

What Are the Best Alternatives to Virgin Media When it comes to choosing the best broadband infrastructure for your domestic or commercial internet use, you have a number of options available to you. You do not need to use Virgin Media if you do not feel that it suits your needs.

Instead, some of the other options that you have include:

Netomnia – We provide ultrafast full fibre broadband internet to our customers across the country. This means that the service is fast, reliable, stable, and less prone to degeneration, unlike other options that you have. Our network is new and built to modern specifications, providing you or your business with the broadband internet that will take you into the future.

Openreach – Most of the common internet service providers use the Openreach infrastructure. This is the traditional infrastructure in the UK that was initially set up through BT. Although this is the most integrated network in the UK at the moment, it is also less reliable and often slower than other options that you have.

Mobile Networks – Some people access the internet through mobile phone networks such as 4G. Up until now, however, this has been far inferior to some of the other options that are available to you. With the implementation of 5G, however, the service provided through mobile networks is likely to vastly improve, although not necessarily to the same level as full fibre broadband.

Satellite Internet – This is especially useful for customers who are based in remote locations with inadequate mobile coverage and no cable options. Although satellite internet is very useful to these people, it is of a lesser quality and generally slower than the other options that are available to you.

Why Should Your Business Consider Netomnia Whether you are running an e-commerce business entirely online, or a business that principally functions in the offline world, having the best internet connection is essential. Many businesses use the internet to communicate with their customers – through email, social media, or websites, for example. You might carry out online services, enable customers to buy goods or services online, or use it to communicate amongst yourselves.

Businesses also use the internet to hold databases, gain insights into the demographic of customers, or control robotics and set up automation. It would not be possible to do this without a reliable, secure, and fast internet connection – such as the one that we can provide you with here at Netomnia.

In a nutshell, our ultrafast full fibre broadband can not only facilitate the running of your business right now, but it can also help you to grow and incorporate new technology in the future.

FTTP Vs Virgin Media's FTTC When it comes to broadband infrastructure the two main options that you have are FTTP (Fibre To The Premise) and FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet). The difference between these two options relates to the cables that go between the exchange and the user.

In an FTTC case (as provided by Virgin Media and Openreach), a fibre cable is run from the exchange to a street cabinet. From here, a copper cable runs from the street cabinet to the user. Copper cables are inferior to a fibre optic cable as they are more open to resistance and at risk of degeneration.

In the case of an FTTP (as provided by Netomnia) a fibre cable is run from the exchange to a distribution point and a fibre cable from the distribution point to the user. This means that the connection is faster and less likely to degenerate, ultimately making it more desirable.

What Does This Mean for Your Business The main difference for businesses between the FTTP and FTTC options is in the speed that it provides. This makes the running of your business easier and quicker, now and going forward as the internet becomes increasingly integrated in the way that you work.

Make the Switch Today

For the best internet for your domestic or business needs, the best option that you can choose is Netomnia's ultrafast FTTP full fibre broadband. We are still, however, in the process of rolling it out across the UK. To find out whether we are currently supplying to your area, you can check your postcode here.