Comparing Virgin Media M50 with M125 Fibre Broadband

Are you looking for a fast and reliable internet connection? Virgin Media M50 Broadband might be the right plan. Download speeds of up to 54Mbps are great for browsing and streaming movies. But how does it compare to the faster 132Mbps plan (Virgin Media M125 Fibre Broadband) and is it worth buying? In this review, this rating will help you decide which option is best for you.

Virgin Media M50 vs M125

Differences between 54 Mbps and 132 Mbps

The primary difference between M50 and M125 broadband is the speed of your connection. Virgin Media M50 Broadband provides an average download speed of 54 Mbps and an average upload speed of 5 Mbps, while Virgin Media M125 fibre broadband gives you 132 Mbps average download speed and 20Mbps upload speed.

If you are looking for a speedier connection that can easily handle multiple devices streaming HD content, a 132 Mbps package may be the way to go. However, if you are only using it for basic tasks like browsing the web or sending emails and streaming, then a 50 Mbps package will be more than sufficient.

Compare speeds, download times and cost

Comparing the 54 Mbps and 132 Mbps packages from Virgin Media, you can see that the 78 Mbps difference in download speed translates to very different download times.

  M50 M125
Average download speed 54Mbps 132Mbps
Average upload speed 5Mbps 20Mbps
Minimum Guaranteed download speed 27Mbps 66Mbps
Number of devices 1 – 3 3 – 6
Suitable for Browsing, HD streaming 4K streaming, downloading

For example, a 5GB movie will take 12 minutes to download with 54 Mbps while with 132 Mbps it only takes 5 minutes.

This means with Virgin Media M125 connection speed you can download faster and save time. However, when deciding between the two, you should also consider the price to help you determine which package is right for you.

M50 broadband and phone plan is currently £28 a month, while the M125 fibre broadband and phone plan is just £25 a month. This shows that M125 option is cheaper and worth the money as it also offers faster speeds.

Setup and Installation

Both the M50 and M125 Broadband are easy to set up and install. You can choose QuickStart self install or engineer assisted setup, which may incur additional costs.

Virgin Media Broadband Setup

If you opted for QuickStart Install, Virgin Media will provide you with router, cables, TV box (if TV package chosen) and installation guide you need to get started. It may take less than one hour to complete installation and WiFi setup, according to Virgin Media.

The benefits of faster broadband speeds for streaming and gaming

Upgrading from M50 (54Mbps) to M125 (132Mbps) will give you faster speeds and a better overall internet connectivity.

With speeds of over 100Mbps, you can access Ultra HD streaming services like Netflix and enjoy faster, smoother gaming than ever before. You can also download large files faster and transfer large amounts of data in less time.

How to find which Virgin Media broadband deals are available in your area?

To find out if Virgin Media fibre broadband is available in your area, you can use the availability checker cum price comparison table. This will show you the speeds available in your area and help you compare the M50 and M125 with other available options. You can also find out what their costs are, how long your contract is, and whether you can get a discount at the time of buying.