Virgin Media cable is fine, but you are talking about Virgin Media ADSLx. Forget it! It is dire, like O2 Access and Sky Connect, the other BT Wholesale-based products offered purely so they can claim to be "nation-wide" ISPs.
There is a huge difference between the "connection speed", which is what ISPs quote, and the real-life download speed they deliver. On Be you are on pretty well the best, and Virgin non-cable is amongst the worst.
If you tell us the exchange you will be on we can make sensible suggestions. Also the kind of usage you have. Simple email/browsing/shopping, or lots of TV catchup such as iPlayer, or lots of live streaming, or lots of P2P downloads. Or is gaming top of the list, in which case which of the above is next?
The balance between those makes a huge difference to the choice, depending however on what is available at the exchange.
Note - as you will be close to the exchange, on a good ISP your usage pattern could change, as the speed will be far higher.
How many users using what kit - ie gaming, Kindle, etc. Mac/Windows irrelevant.
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Edited by RobertoS (Fri 12-Aug-11 22:59:51)