Virgin Media’s M125 Fibre Broadband starts from £26/month and offers average download speeds of 132Mbps.

In the UK, Virgin Media currently offers M125 fibre broadband from £26 per month. You’ll get an average download speed of 132Mbps, which is enough for streaming 4K (ultra-HD) video on up to five devices at the same time. You’ll also benefit from an average upload speed of 20Mbps.

In this article, we’ll review Virgin Media’s M125 fibre broadband plan including the speeds and the features available on it. We’ll also look at the best M125 fibre broadband deals and how to check the availability of the service in your area.

Plans From: £26 per month
Contract Length: 18 months
Download Speed: 132Mbps average download
Upload Speed: 20Mbps average upload
Other Features:
  • Available with optional home phone, TV and mobile SIM.
  • Add a Virgin Media Stream box for a one-off £35 setup fee.
  • Get a speed boost to M250 broadband if you’re an O2 Pay Monthly customer.
Coverage: Virgin Media network areas
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What is M125 Fibre Broadband?

In the UK, M125 fibre broadband is Virgin Media’s most popular fibre broadband plan. It offers an average download speed of 132Mbps – around twice the speed of the UK’s average broadband connection. You’ll also benefit from an average upload speed of 20Mbps on the plan.

In our opinion, the M125 fibre broadband plan is a good choice for most UK households. It will allow you to stream ultra-HD video on up to 5 devices at the same time (increasing up to 25 devices if you’re streaming in HD quality). In addition, you’ll be able to download a full-HD quality movie in around 4 minutes, or the latest console game (for your Xbox or PlayStation) in about 45 minutes.

M125 Broadband Add-Ons

Alongside your M125 fibre broadband plan, there’s an optional home phone and cable TV service that you can add to your plan. Alternatively, if you don’t need Virgin’s full TV service, there’s Virgin Media Stream which is available for a one-off activation fee of £35.

If you add an O2 Pay Monthly mobile SIM card to your plan, you’ll get Volt customer benefits such as Intelligent WiFi Plus with a Superstrong WiFi Guarantee. You’ll also get an upgrade to the next fastest-available plan (M250 fibre broadband). There’s also double data on your O2 SIM card and inclusive roaming in 75 O2 Travel Inclusive Zone destinations.

When you choose the M125 fibre broadband service, you’ll get Virgin Media’s Hub 3 router included. This will connect to Virgin Media’s cable network and will producing a Wi-Fi network from it that your other devices are able to connect to. The Hub 3 router supports Wi-Fi 5 technology and has an Intelligent WiFi feature for automatic channel optimisation.

M100 Fibre Broadband

Prior to the 1st November 2022, Virgin Media offered a M100 Fibre Broadband plan. This had an average download speed of 108Mbps and an average upload speed of 10Mbps. As of the 1st November 2022, both new and existing Virgin Media customers will get an upgrade to the new M125 Fibre Broadband plan at no extra cost.

M125 Fibre Broadband Plans

At present, you can get Virgin Media’s M125 fibre broadband + phone for only £26 per month. This is available on an 18-month contract, with there being an upfront fee of £9.99 for set-up and installation.

The following table shows Virgin Media’s latest M125 fibre broadband deals:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionPhoneMonthly Price
Virgin Media
M125 fibre broadband + phone

132Mbps
average download

No TV

Talk Weekends
landlines only
£26/month
for 18 months
plus £9.99 upfront
Virgin Media
M125 fibre broadband only

132Mbps
average download

No TV

No Phone
£44/month
for 18 months
plus £9.99 upfront

You can also add Virgin Media’s TV service to your plan by getting one of the following deals:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionPhoneMonthly Price
Virgin Media
Big bundle

132Mbps
average download
100+ channels

Mixit TV

Talk Weekends
landlines only
£29.99/month
for 18 months
Virgin Media
Bigger bundle + Sports

132Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky SportsBT Sport
195+ channels

Maxit TV + Sky Sports

Talk Weekends
landlines only
£72/month
for 18 months
plus £9.99 upfront

In some cases, it’s worth adding an O2 Pay Monthly SIM card to your plan as this will allow you to take advantage of the Volt customer benefits. You’ll currently pay £33 per month for a Volt plan. This comes with a speed boost to M250 fibre broadband. You’ll also get Intelligent WiFi Plus with the Superstrong WiFi Guarantee (worth £8 per month). There’s also an O2 SIM card included with 10GB data per month.

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionPhoneMonthly Price
Virgin Media
Volt M250 fibre broadband + phone + O2 SIM

264Mbps
average download

No TV

Talk Weekends
landlines only

(+10GB O2 SIM card)
£33/month
for 18 months

You can see a full list of M125 fibre broadband deals on the Virgin Media website.

Alternatives to M125 Fibre

The download speeds on M125 fibre broadband are around twice as fast as the most widely-available plans from BT, Sky and other rival providers. Despite this, you’ll pay a very similar price for the service.

To illustrate this, BT currently charges £33.99 per month for Fibre 2 (with an average download speed of 67Mbps). Meanwhile, Sky charges £25 per month for Sky Superfast Broadband (with av average download speed of 59Mbps).

For comparison, Virgin Media charges £26 per month for M125 fibre broadband (with an average download speed of 132Mbps).

The following table compares Virgin’s M125 fibre broadband to the most widely-available plans from other providers:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
Vodafone Broadband
Fibre 2
67Mbps download24 month contract£0£22/month
NOW Broadband
Super Fibre
63Mbps download12 month contract£5£22/month
Plusnet
Unlimited Fibre Extra
66Mbps download18 month contract£0£23.99/month
with £50 reward card
Sky Broadband
Sky Superfast
59Mbps download18 month contract£0£25/month
TalkTalk
Fibre 65
67Mbps download18 month contract£0£25/month
Virgin Media
M125 Fibre Broadband Only
132Mbps download18 month contract£0£26/month
EE
EE Fibre Plus
67Mbps download24 month contract£0£27/month
BT
Fibre 2
67Mbps download24 month contract£0£33.99/month
£16.99 for 6 months

If you’re living at an address with access to full fibre (FTTP) broadband (approximately 25% of UK homes), there’ll be a wider range of full fibre plans also available to you. For instance, BT currently offers Full Fibre 100 broadband for £35.99 per month (with an average download speed of 150Mbps).

Coverage & Availability

In the UK, Virgin Media uses their own cable-based network which is available in around 53% of all homes.

To get M125 fibre broadband, you’ll need to be living in the Virgin Media network area. If it’s your first time using Virgin Media, you’ll also need an engineer visit to install the service in your home.

To see whether Virgin Media is available at your address, enter your postcode on their website:

Check Virgin Media Availability (virginmedia.com) →

Unlike most other fibre broadband providers (including BT, EE, Plusnet, Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone), Virgin Media does not use the Openreach network for broadband. For this reason, you might not be able to get a Virgin Media service even if you’re able to get fibre broadband from most other providers.

More Information

For more information about M125 fibre broadband, see the official Virgin Media website.

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