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IT News Thread, Virgin Media Boosts Broadband Lines From 2mbps to 10mbps For Free in Other News; @Hacksawbob yeah your upgrade won't be until may Myself and Trojan were pointing out we get 10Mb at 'peak' times...
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    @Hacksawbob yeah your upgrade won't be until may

    Myself and Trojan were pointing out we get 10Mb at 'peak' times

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    Have to say that I usually seem to get my 20Mb and the only time that I think I may have been capped was after a fairly heavy spot of usage. I normally do 1-2Gb when I get home and never notice any slow down.

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    cant get virgin media in my area - sucks !!!

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    I dont think you can beat Virgin im afraid. I got stupid Sky Broadband here as its the only option available in this new estate...


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    I think Virgin are actually pretty good generally. I went with cable back in the Videotron days; then became ntl and I think briefly it had the Telewest name in my area before Virgin became the only cable company.

    I've had no real problems with either phone or broadband since Virgin took over compared to absolute nightmares with ntl. I'm only on 2Mb but it is rock solid at that speed and I'm not really desperate for any more so will just wait happily for my free upgrade :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    I dont think you can beat Virgin im afraid. I got stupid Sky Broadband here as its the only option available in this new estate..
    Oh It's possible...



    Especially note the upload speed.

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    WTF Virgin are terrible, why sign up to someone who throttles your line speed. If I am on a 20MBit line then I want 20Mbit ALL the time! They should stop selling what they cannot deliver.

    How does this sound?

    Thank you for signing up to <Insert Electricty Company Name>,
    Please refrain from using too much electricity at peak times as unfortunately we are not prepared to invest in enough capacity. Therefore we reserve the right to cut your electricity supply as you have used your 'quota' of electricity for the day. If you persist in using electricity at peak times we will disconnect your supply.
    Last edited by somabc; 25th February 2009 at 11:58 PM.

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    BeThere all the way. The Upload Plus is great.

    @CPLTD see if you can get them in your area. Even if not the LLU, their 8meg service is uncapped unlike BT who throttle *every* user between 6pm-12pm

    BT slams bandwidth brakes on all subscribers ? The Register
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Oh It's possible...
    Especially note the upload speed.
    Not bad but I still think Virgin is better worse upload but better download and ping.

    not bad considering I had an online game running at the same time.

    EDIT: Ping goes up to about 23ms to futher away distances.
    Last edited by Pottsey; 26th February 2009 at 05:53 PM.

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    but you get dropped to slower speeds after using up 2gb in bandwidth? What use is that? ;p

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    Thank you for signing up to <Insert Electricty Company Name>,
    Please refrain from using too much electricity at peak times as unfortunately we are not prepared to invest in enough capacity. Therefore we reserve the right to cut your electricity supply as you have used your 'quota' of electricity for the day. If you persist in using electricity at peak times we will disconnect your supply.
    Actually, it sounds like the way some companies used to work (not sure if they still do) My dad used to work at British Steel and they did have a cap on how much electricity they could use (I think mainly in winter when the systems were heavily used).

    The last college I worked at had regular power cuts because too much electricity was being used - a fuse out in the substation would blow and we'd lose a chunk of power (think it was mostly the yellow phase which went)

    I've never noticed a cap on my virgin line - I don't regularly download multi-gigabyte files but I have done without any apparent impact. Perhaps it depends on where you are and what the rest of the street is doing??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pottsey View Post
    Not bad but I still think Virgin is better worse upload but better download and ping.

    not bad considering I had an online game running at the same time.

    EDIT: Ping goes up to about 23ms to futher away distances.
    Virgin are mean with their upload speed - look at mine in comparison (I'm about 5 miles from my exchange)



    I left Virgin last year because my area wasn't upgraded to 10 meg until late and they stopped matching Sky's prices. I have considered going back - but there is talk of p2p throttling from next year, and you only get the good deals if you take loads of services from them (like their shonky overpriced phone service).

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    Thats better from 2 mbit to 12 overnight!, got my phone bill dropped by 5 a month for 12months as well get onto the "think of leaving us" bit of the virgin help. also save another 1
    a month doing the e-billing

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    Thank you for signing up to <Insert Electricty Company Name>,
    Please refrain from using too much electricity at peak times as unfortunately we are not prepared to invest in enough capacity. Therefore we reserve the right to cut your electricity supply as you have used your 'quota' of electricity for the day. If you persist in using electricity at peak times we will disconnect your supply.
    How about you pay for every megabyte you transfer like the price per Kilowatt hour I wonder what my bill would be then! The electricity companies did actually enforce brown outs during the 70's to conserve fuel.

    There were also "rota" (scheduled) power cuts by area during the coal miners' strikes of 1973/4 and 1978/9. During the 1973/4 strikes, all tv broadcasts closed down at 10.30 p.m. in order to save energy; the unexpected consequence of having nothing to watch on tv, and going to bed early to keep warm, was a baby boom nine months later!

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    aye but this is 2009 companies should not be behaving like that these days

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