I mainly use it for games and some IRC chatting. I'm not much in to the torrenting places.. but yea.. I'm not a fan of being restricted.
I would have thought cable would have had a higher capacity than BT's fibre/copper network, so wouldnt need to do the traffic management.
Looks like I'll end up with BT eventually, after Sky finish changing my line from the dying Be.. why can't these companies stay in business! lol
They can but like most companys the idea is to build it up and sell out. I am sure the creators of Be are millionaires as a result.
Cable is less because the network is old. FTTC is brand new and there is no sharing from cab to exchange on FTTC but on cable a lot of people share it - I think I have seen 400 people sharing a pipe and 2-3 152 downloads can max it out.
You should be fine for what you have said you use the internet for. I only have experience of ADSL 2+ and LLU services but the one thing about cable I do know (although it varies from area to area) is that connection wise it is rock solid. Also with cable you can turn it off when not in use and you will always get the same speed no matter how many times you do it - unlike FTTC where it can degrade the line due to Dynamic Line Management. If you are in a good are you will have a sweet connection If you are not you wont but as VM do a 28 day money back guarantee you have nothing to lose by trying it
Edited by pcoventry76 (Sun 30-Mar-14 00:35:33)