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Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Tue 29-Sep-15 07:40:17
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Seams VM won't be 100 200 300. After all


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According to here the new speeds will be 70 150 and 200
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/135438-virgin-media-...

Kinda disappointed but another 48 upto 200 is still nice

<a href="http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html?id=1401016123497593455"><img alt="My Broadband Speed Test" src="http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/button/1401016123497593455-mini.png" /></a>
Standard User Daemon66
(regular) Tue 29-Sep-15 09:43:25
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Yeah, kinda disappointed too, but given that I typically get 160 from my 152, I'm guessing it'll actually be more like 210 or even 215. How many 4K video streams is that? (rhetorical.)

Amazing to think though that the free upgrade will actually give me more extra capacity than the total capacity I first signed up with VM for.
Standard User ZenUserJP
(member) Tue 29-Sep-15 11:25:38
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No it's more likely to be the top of the 180's as per the speedtest shown.?


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Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 29-Sep-15 11:44:24
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Hmm, I wonder if the backing out is due to network performance or capacity figures or whether the cost of rolling out will be a bit too steep to fork out soo soon!

As disappointed as I am, and wanted to see my 50/3 go up to 100/6 or any upload upgrade even, if it means Virgin are going to get networks running right, then thats better news for most.
Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 29-Sep-15 12:06:15
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I'm intrigued by this "silly" VIVID advertising,

It seems to me that it is sort of mis-representing the network as if it had been upgraded...

"Our next generation Optical Fibre" to me suggests they have changed something in the way the deliver the service, but they haven't, there has been no upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1 and simply they have just released updated product range with nothing more than a bandwidth allowance boost.

I'm not saying Virgin shouldn't advertise there new speeds but don't advertise like they have brought something new to the party or even made a huge investment...

Not sure, but this may be a case for the ASA...
Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Tue 29-Sep-15 14:27:17
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agreed, seems VM are chronically ill with misleading ads.

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Standard User binary
(member) Tue 29-Sep-15 16:01:22
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In reply to a post by mlmclaren:
I'm intrigued by this "silly" VIVID advertising,


"Our next generation Optical Fibre"

a.k.a.

"We're just pushing out existing network harder"
Standard User keith969
(regular) Tue 29-Sep-15 17:15:55
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When I had VM it was always coaxial cable based, although this was 6 years ago. Definitely not fibre. Has this changed?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 29-Sep-15 18:26:43
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Still a FTTN arrangement, though some new build areas may be RFOG i.e. fibre into the home with a converter so that normal cable kit works, but this is rare.

VM copywriters are just coming up with new ways to make things sound special and different.

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Standard User Ragnarok
(member) Tue 29-Sep-15 19:45:03
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It's not like the standards from the competition is forcing the pace yet. I wouldn't expect a full on max possible speed the current docsis standard can do until BT bring g.fast and a more nation wide FTTPod product to the market, or sky and talk talk are truley serious about their fibre network.
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