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Virgin Media Business powers a connected Games for Team Scotland at Scotland House

Virgin Media Business is supporting Team Scotland with super-fast connectivity during the Commonwealth Games.

Through the partnership, Virgin Media Business will be providing free WiFi to Scotland House, a hub celebrating Scotland’s sporting success, culture and business potential. 

The athletes – including Twitter-savvy Team Scotland athletes Daniel Purvis, Emily Maguire, Jillie Cooper, and Craig Maclean – will be able to stream live coverage for free and tweet through Virgin Media Business’ fibre optic network. 

Stretching across Glasgow’s City Halls and Old Fruitmarket, Scotland House will have a private area for the 310 Team Scotland athletes to relax between events, catch up with friends and family and take part in media interviews. 

It will also host a number of business meetings and networking events, which will maximise the opportunities presented by Scotland hosting the Commonwealth Games.  

Scotland House will be open from July 21 to August 3 and is a partnership between Commonwealth Games Scotland, VisitScotland, the Scottish Government, sportscotland, Glasgow City Council, Scottish Enterprise and Creative Scotland.

Duncan Higgins, marketing director, Virgin Media Business, said, “As Scotland steps onto the world stage, we’re excited to be bringing unlimited connectivity to one of the key focal points of the Games, as well as celebrating some of the nation’s biggest successes - from sport to art to business.”

“The technology is designed to fit seamlessly around  busy schedules during the two weeks of the Games, driving stronger performances and improving the overall experience for visitors and athletes alike.”

Michael Cavanagh, Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland said: “We're excited about this new partnership with Virgin Media Business and the benefits it will bring to Scotland House. The team at Commonwealth Games Scotland and EventScotland have worked hard to broker exciting partnerships for Scotland House, which will support our packed programme of events. 

“Our ambitions for Scotland House were founded on offering somewhere for athletes to meet in private with their family and friends, whilst also maximising the business opportunities for a number of key partner agencies and their guests during the Games. Making sure they have the technology they need to stay in touch is an important part of this.”

Virgin Media is a “Proud Partner” of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Media Contacts 
The Virgin Media Business press office 
020 7861 3836, VirginMediaBusiness@Bell-Pottinger.com 

Sara Doggett, Virgin Media Business 
07813 674230, sara.doggett@virginmedia.co.uk 

About Virgin Media Business
Virgin Media Business is the largest business-to-business Virgin brand and part of the Virgin Media group, the UK’s first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services. The division prides itself on delivering innovative, high quality solutions that break down the barriers facing UK organisations today.

Businesses and public sector organisations around the country are using the Virgin Media Business network and skilled service teams to deliver far more than just high speed connectivity. 

Staff are located at 40 offices across the country, meaning Virgin Media Business really is closer to its customers. Organisations working with Virgin Media Business include Knight Frank, Telefonica, London Grid for Learning, Hampshire Fire and Rescue and Cambridge County Council.

It has the UK’s only nationwide fibre optic network, carrying 35 per cent of all business broadband traffic and is already able to reach 85 per cent of businesses in the UK. 

Virgin Media is a part of Liberty Global plc, the world’s largest international cable company. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve 25 million customers across 14 countries, helping connect people to the digital world and enabling them to discover and experience its endless possibilities.

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