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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Thu 09-Oct-14 16:16:45
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How times have changed!


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It was Ignitions post here where he said there was no 768kbps product that got me googling as I am sure there was.. anyway I came across This and made me chuckle when people are saying " I'm now getting 80k/sec!"

That was 10 years ago - where do you think Virgin Media will be come 2024?

Edited by pcoventry76 (Thu 09-Oct-14 16:18:21)

Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 10-Oct-14 19:08:25
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Re: How times have changed!


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In reply to a post by pcoventry76:
That was 10 years ago - where do you think Virgin Media will be come 2024?

Depends how many free analogue TV channels there are. With speeds of 152 Mbps available, I would hope they don't decide to do stupid and start offering 512 Mbps and 1024 Mbps speeds but start offering more quality offerings.

For example:
* low latency / jitter even at super peak times (e.g. Christmas)
* static IP
* servers
* business level support for those home-working and or sole traders

Some of the options that the US cable firms offer (yes for more money) but VM currently don't have any product for the home market.

plusnet unlimited fibre - 2 Jun 14 - 470m - 80/20 - Summer/dry sync 55/9.4, Winter/wet sync 52/9.1
15 years broadband (1999 ntl:cable trial) - Asus RT-AC68U with HG612 - BQM - Summer PN speed - Winter PN speed
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 10-Oct-14 19:36:30
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Re: How times have changed!


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Odds on next upgrade round will have a top speed of 350 Mbps - 18 months to 2 years.

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Fri 10-Oct-14 20:55:42
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Yes between 300 and 600 seems to be the talking point right now.
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Fri 10-Oct-14 20:56:11
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Totally agree, There's more things on the service that need improving than speed.
Standard User ess1
(regular) Mon 13-Oct-14 10:41:05
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Bankrupt or taken over.
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Mon 13-Oct-14 12:09:49
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do you mean taken over again?
Standard User JimKirk363
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 13-Oct-14 15:16:16
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NTL definately had a 768k product i remember i took the "Broadband" and TV out with them when i was living at home.

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Ex AOL Dialup 56k Customer....
Ex Freedom2Surf 512k and Ex Eclipse Internet 2mb Customer.

Virgin Media 152mb Cable.

Virgin Media R EVIL!!!
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3385183799
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Mon 13-Oct-14 21:56:11
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Well this is what I thought but I didn't want to to against what Carl says as, like so many others, I respect his knowledge.

But it was bugging me for days..
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Sat 25-Oct-14 14:53:03
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When weighing up which one to drop I always come back to this point. For speed it will always be VM unless BT do something drastic - which is highly unlikely.

It's also the most stable too with speed and connectivity.
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