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Standard User DarrenBricks
(newbie) Sat 09-Feb-19 21:46:12
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Re: Leaving Virgin (or not?) for better up speeds!


[re: 23Prince] [link to this post]
 
Hello and thank you all for the numerous responses!

What speeds are providers saying you get when you make an order enquiry, that will give a good idea of the VDSL2 (FTTC) upload speeds


I'm not sure how to find this out, they give the maximum speeds advertised when I put their "products" in my basket.

Is there a way to find out the distance from the property to the cabinet?
Thanks

Edit: I found out from a PDF that I can do FTTP
it says: "FTTC/P & FOD Now"

you can find the PDF here

Who does FTTP? I feel very newbie when learning all this stuff...

Edited by DarrenBricks (Sat 09-Feb-19 22:01:23)

Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 09-Feb-19 22:22:28
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Re: Leaving Virgin (or not?) for better up speeds!


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Fibre To The Premises - basically they put REAL 100% fibre to your house - and you might be able to get much higher speeds.

You need to go to places like https://www.dslchecker.bt.com/ and places like zen internet or AAISP and they will tell you the speeds you could get
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sat 09-Feb-19 23:20:38
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Re: Leaving Virgin (or not?) for better up speeds!


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Try this site. It is still the most reliable for Addresses. (Don't use the Postcode option).

It would be best if you upload a screenshot of the table, and the line above it with the address removed smile. Then we can explain anything that is unclear.

(We don't need all the garbage under the table).

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk. Domains, site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Three 4G, tbb tests normally 35-45Mpbs down, 65Mbps off-peak, 9-24 up.
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Standard User Archie_bald
(newbie) Sat 09-Feb-19 23:43:35
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Re: Leaving Virgin (or not?) for better up speeds!


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For me personally, I use Plex and I am with Virgin.

The answer really depends on how Virgin is in your area. Youíve said youíre already with them but do you receive the speed youíre promised all of the time?

I have to be with Virgin as BT are unreliable in my area. I was hesitant to go with Virgin initially as I had been with them at uni and the peak time service was awful.

They recently cabled my area with their FTTH and itís been superb. Minus the issues with their Hub 3 in terms of latency Iíve been getting the full speed (which for me is 388 meg). They say youíll get 20 meg up but I get 23.

Itís excellent. Serves the whole family (some of which live abroad) and itís great!

Just waiting them for them to bring out gigabit!

Sounds like a good deal and Iíll definitely be negotiating my price down based on your comments here!
Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 10-Feb-19 13:31:28
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Re: Leaving Virgin (or not?) for better up speeds!


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Just for the record, no ISP promises speed
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 10-Feb-19 17:40:21
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Re: Leaving Virgin (or not?) for better up speeds!


[re: DarrenBricks] [link to this post]
 
That is an exchange wide definition and means at least 1 property can get each of those thing, hence why people are pointing you at address checkers so you can get some information on the specific property.

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 10-Feb-19 17:41:29
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Re: Leaving Virgin (or not?) for better up speeds!


[re: 23Prince] [link to this post]
 
A rather broad and sweeping statement

Leased lines have guarantees

Some consumer packages have guarantees though much weaker ones than for leased line services.

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Standard User mking90031
(learned) Sun 10-Feb-19 19:19:20
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Re: Leaving Virgin (or not?) for better up speeds!


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Hi,

If I mananage to get something above 25 then I will post but that is a rareity....but I have seen my connection acheive high upload speeds which is the main reason for sticking with VM until something faster comes along.....

Yours,

Mark King MCP
www.mark-king-basingstoke.co.uk
Virginmedia 345Mb/sec Down & 25Mb/sec Up
Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 10-Feb-19 21:54:55
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Re: Leaving Virgin (or not?) for better up speeds!


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
A rather broad and sweeping statement

Leased lines have guarantees

Some consumer packages have guarantees though much weaker ones than for leased line services.


We are not talking about Leased Lines, Virgin don't do a minimum line speed guarantee unless that's changed?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 11-Feb-19 09:54:48
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Re: Leaving Virgin (or not?) for better up speeds!


[re: 23Prince] [link to this post]
 
No line speed guarantee with Virgin Media because the service uses fixed line speeds.

Suspect you meant Virgin does not guarantee throughput on its consumer services, and if you had been that clear initially I would not have said anything.

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