Virgin Media is investing £500m a year on upgrading its network to ultra fast broadband, including operational as well as capital expenditure.
From April 2020, the chosen six will deliver a variety of civil engineering tasks across nine regions of the UK over the next five years to deliver ultra fast broadband.
The contractors and their regions are:
- Kier: Scotland, South London, South Coast & South East
- Actavo: Northern Ireland
- Avonline: North East, South West & South Wales
- NMCN: North West & North Wales, Yorkshire & East Midlands
- Comex: West Midlands
- Kelly: North London, Homes Counties & East Anglia
Virgin Media network expansion managing director Rob Evans said: “This new regional model gives our partners the certainty, scale and transparency they need and provides Virgin Media with the teams equipped to deliver high-quality build efficiently and effectively with the support of local authorities and communities.”