Faster internet and tighter controls arrive

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ULTRAFAST broadband and a new parental control service has been launched by an internet provider.

Virgin Media launched its faster service in Fareham last week, along with its Switched on Families package which helps parents decide what their children should be accessing.

The new up-to-152MB top speed is the fastest widely available connection in the UK.

Chief executive Tom Mockridge said the upgrade was important as twice as many Virgin Media homes in Fareham are connecting five or more devices to their broadband than a year ago.

He said: ‘When it comes to making the most of our increasingly connected lives, speed matters and that is why we are supercharging our incredible network to ensure that our customers in Fareham can make the most of the online world.’

The Switched on Families service also includes parental controls and an internet blocking service. To access it go to virginmedia.com/switchedonfamilies.