Currently have phone with BT. Once again yesterday during the heavy rain our broadband (who I have with Be) went down, and today the phone line is dead. We seem to have this every year when it rails havily in autumn/winter the line goes to [censored]. BT have said the earliest they can get an engineer out is thursday!!!!! So we have no service until then at least.
I am looknig at moving to virgin cable for the phone and net as rani would then neevr cause this sort of problem plus we might get better download speeds than the 14mbps connection i get fro Be (although i dont particularly need the bandwidth, I am more interested in a very low stable ping for gaming).
So can anyone in north east london (around chingford area) indicate what kind of download speeds you get, and especially what kind of ping you get to various places during peak times. I currently get a very good 22ms ping shown in game in world of warcraft with zero packet loss and when pinging things like bbc.co.uk I get something like 7ms. This neevr changes even during peak hours on a sunday, so this is the sort of thing I am going to need if I switch.