I have been waiting for a year for my area to have fibre, but since I live in a cul-de-sac with very few houses (8 total I think) and all populated by elderly people, I really doubt that the "Under Review" will change anytime soon.
The only alternative I have at the moment is Virgin which surprisingly arrives here.
At the moment I am with Sky (no complaints whatsoever for now), but it's an ADSL, with a small 1Mbps(tested:0.8Mbps) Upload Stream and a 19Mbps Download.
I can cope with the download speeds, they are enough for me, but I really need more upload stream.
I use upload a lot as I host a cloud service for my family, Stream content from home when I'm out, and RDP into the server on a daily basis, and also Skype quality is a bit horrible.
Furthermore I download constantly a lot of niche stuff. I say that because I VERY occasionally download huge files with torrents or nzbs. It's mainly big downloads over years at slow speeds.
I also game a little bit so I need low pings to not have lag.
Having said that how would switching to Virgin Media benefit me, if at all?
IF they keep their word with downloads I am only really concerned about ping times and the p2p throttling.
I would get the 152Mbps bundle so even if they cut the upload speeds by 65% it would still be superior to what I have now. Normal download speeds will be fine, whilst p2p speeds are a bit of a mystery.
But DO they hold up to their promises with their normal download speeds?
Is the throttling accurate as they have written?
Thanks for answering and excuse the long post!
Edited by DarrenBricks (Wed 09-Sep-15 20:41:02)