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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Sun 15-Apr-12 15:11:15
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They really have stuffed this up.


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So we join on 100mbps - get given a price decrease we didn't ask for and now because of this reason I am told I have no grounds to complain if I log on like i have now and im not getting any more than 50mbps.. I have literally turned my superhub on 10 mins ago!

I hope when this STM does come in I might actually get my allowances at full speed. it's crazy i cant download after 12 as I HAVE A LIFE!

so people who go from 50-100 get a bonus boost and those already on 100 get throttled back to 50 so getting service cut in half - but are expected to like it!

totaly [censored]!
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Sun 15-Apr-12 15:52:33
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ftp down from my webspace 7.4mbps.. hmm ran at full speed before the 2nd of APril 24/7

But ofcourse it'll be the webspace server and a million other [censored] reasons as to why it's not their crippling traffic management

Oh dear..
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 15-Apr-12 15:54:26
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Sunday is a busy internet day, and Sky AnyTime+ launch will have had some effect, as will Netflix, Lovefilm Instant

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 15-Apr-12 16:16:01
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How long has your contract got to run? If it's new you might be able to get out based on the change but VM probably have it all wrapped up in section 47 subsection 36 paragraph f on page 237 of the contract with a termination penalty charge of £500, castration, your first born, and expulsion from the Boy Scouts or Brownies for any other children.
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Sun 15-Apr-12 17:04:32
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we are about 3 months in.

right now my Mifi is running 2mbps faster.
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Sun 15-Apr-12 17:05:31
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Sunday is a busy internet day, and Sky AnyTime+ launch will have had some effect, as will Netflix, Lovefilm Instant


all which were running before the 2nd of April I am sure. People have been able to download from Sky on the web for years as you know.

Maybe we should downgrade seeing as we never get more than 60mbps anyway
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 15-Apr-12 17:22:59
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AnyTime+ arrived for all providers 21st March.
Yes other methods have been available, but the integration with the settop box means its more likely to be watched.

At the end of the day your issue may just be local congestion, and nothing to do with STM etc. Only takes one new 100 Meg user who decides to leave torrents uploading 24/7 to eat a good chunk of the upstream capacity

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User broadband66
(experienced) Sun 15-Apr-12 18:16:10
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Those that want a super fast speed to download films (legal or illegal),etc and complain that they can't, probably because others are doing exactly the same need to get out more.

Wouldn't it be cheaper and quicker to have a reasonable connection speed and nip to Blockbuster for a few DVDs?

Was Eclipse Home Option 1 & VM 2Mb
Now O2 standard
Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Sun 15-Apr-12 19:05:25
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What did you expect? It wasn't going to stay unlimited and un-traffic shaped for ever, it's a residential contended service after all.

Get a 1:1 leased line if you need that level of service.

O2 Broadband Premium LLU
Now on twitter @timmay2
Standard User pete_thomson
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 15-Apr-12 19:56:36
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Why did you go back to them?

You did nothing but complain about how poor they were a few years ago..... glutton for punishment?

Was
Virgin Media 50Mb/s
53.34Mb/s - 1.65Mb/s - 29ms @ 24/05/2011
http://speedtest.net/result/1310626245.png

Now
Andrews & Arnold
5.66Mb/s - 0.75Mb/s - 42ms
http://www.speedtest.net/result/1526709410.png
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