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    Virgin Media Offer 50 Meg Broadband

    Ok So Virgin Media now offer 50 Meg Broadband, unfortunatly i cant get it where i live at the moment (not for long i hope)

    Can anyone get this on there current Fibre Runs?

    Info: 50Mb broadband

    Post Code Checker: 50Mb broadband - Check your postcode

    James.

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    My postcode says yes!

    I think ill be getting that in the morning!

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    Lucky Bugger

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    Don't be too put off, phone them - Mine says no, but i've already got it - not the 50mb, but 20mb - and it says the alternative to the 50mb is up to 16 through a phone line - not me, got it coming straight in from the fibre link at the top of the road.
    Phone them and check, i will be doing.

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    Im not in a cable area so i wont get eff all

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    Mine says no ...

    Oh well .. 20mb will have to do for now, not bad price as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael2k6 View Post
    Don't be too put off, phone them - Mine says no, but i've already got it - not the 50mb, but 20mb - and it says the alternative to the 50mb is up to 16 through a phone line - not me, got it coming straight in from the fibre link at the top of the road.
    Phone them and check, i will be doing.
    The 50mbit package is on a different checker to the others.

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    If it is not traffic manged then how are Virgin going to pay for all this bandwidth, someone running at 50Mbit 24/7 is going to be shifting terabytes surely?

    The Upload is also very poor.

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    - still stuck on 20mb here!

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    got S**** sky broadband here.....grrrr

    I live in a new estate and i swear they sold the contract to Sky!! GRR ARGH!! Hate it!!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    If it is not traffic manged then how are Virgin going to pay for all this bandwidth, someone running at 50Mbit 24/7 is going to be shifting terabytes surely?

    The Upload is also very poor.
    Its only non-managed for the short time until they have rolled it out to more:

    Berkett said that to begin with the "premium" 50Mbit/s service will not be traffic managed. Virgin Media throttles the bandwidth available to heavy users on its other broadband packages at peak times. Berkett added that restrictions will be introduced around the same time the rollout is complete, however.
    Virgin Media opens bandwidth choke for 50Mb launch ? The Register

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    With of bit of luck this could speed up the 20Mbit/s connections as all the heavy users move to 20meg.

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    the network will speed up once they cut all the torrent connections

    Virgin Media to dump neutrality and target BitTorrent users ? The Register

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    the network will speed up once they cut all the torrent connections

    Virgin Media to dump neutrality and target BitTorrent users ? The Register
    Brilliant, cut down to low speeds for downloading linux distros via BT.

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    Not available yet here.

    But then I am on 2mb at the moment and that seems adequate for me.

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