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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Thu 24-Oct-13 18:44:55
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Virgin Lift STM Thresholds on 120 product


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108mbps 1hr
100.8 2 hour

Max 16% throttling

Which now officially kicks BT's 80/20 product even when STM'd This is also the same for weekends. (well on download anyway)

nice one Virgin! (but is this them slowly turning it off?)

http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Announcements/Tr...

http://my.virginmedia.com/traffic-management/traffic...

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Edited by pcoventry76 (Thu 24-Oct-13 18:56:58)

Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Thu 24-Oct-13 22:04:20
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Re: Virgin Lift STM Thresholds on 120 product


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Still a big blow to upload thought. I wish upload reduced to 10 not 4.3

plusnetADSL2+16 Meg

Edited by adslmax (Thu 24-Oct-13 22:06:39)

Standard User brandscill
(member) Fri 25-Oct-13 01:21:50
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Re: Virgin Lift STM Thresholds on 120 product


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Nice to see they've done this on all their product tiers. Lowest I go to now is 50 from 60


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Standard User Yves
(knowledge is power) Fri 25-Oct-13 09:55:48
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Upload still dire


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I agree. Upload is crippling for me. I'm on the XL60 product which is 3 upload and that drops to 1.1
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Fri 25-Oct-13 10:44:27
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Re: Upload still dire


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Cable broadband upload 1.1 is bad really because BT copper on ADSL2+ can get 1.2 upload and also BT FTTC get 20.0 upload

Virgin Media is too fussy doesn't want upload as their top priority for you tubes, fb other to uploads.

Come on Virgin Media get rid of silly STM on upload.

plusnetADSL2+16 Meg
Standard User brandscill
(member) Fri 25-Oct-13 13:23:59
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Re: Upload still dire


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Just waiting to get a petty upgrade to 6mb upload now. It's been promised for so long!
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 29-Oct-13 21:31:43
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Re: Virgin Lift STM Thresholds on 120 product


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Agreed,

It's still under now but better than the 70.5 I used to get

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3066062129

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Sun 03-Nov-13 13:46:47
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Re: Virgin Lift STM Thresholds on 120 product


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Although I don't know why publish the limits. For me anyway I can never hit them. I get 105 stage 1 and 96 stage 2. and whilst some will say " oh 96mbps such a hard life" that's not the point, The speeds are fine but with me VM have never actually given me the speeds they put on http://my.virginmedia.com/traffic-management/traffic... so why bother to publish them at all!?

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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Mon 04-Nov-13 11:37:26
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Re: Virgin Lift STM Thresholds on 120 product


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This is back to that issue where the 'penalty' data rate is exactly what is on the webpage, with no extra to take care of overheads, so the actual performance people see for real world usage ends up somewhat lower.
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Mon 04-Nov-13 14:52:25
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Re: Virgin Lift STM Thresholds on 120 product


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Ah thanks for the info

I've just been told by a talk talk Street monkey that having 120 is illegal and the government will cut me off

Lying scum!!

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Edited by pcoventry76 (Mon 04-Nov-13 15:35:31)

Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Mon 04-Nov-13 22:57:46
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Re: Virgin Lift STM Thresholds on 120 product


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In reply to a post by pcoventry76:
Ah thanks for the info


Welcome. The 120Mb is capped at 133Mb normally, however when the reduction of 10% comes in it's 10% of 120Mb, not 133Mb.
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 05-Nov-13 02:44:32
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Re: Virgin Lift STM Thresholds on 120 product


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Ah I see, fair play. I understand it finally.

It's still way fast enough. I've just sent a letter to talk talk and the ASA. I'm lucky as I wear a body cam for work so everything he told me I got on tape.

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Standard User epyon
(experienced) Sat 09-Nov-13 13:50:20
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Re: Virgin Lift STM Thresholds on 120 product


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A big blow?

maybe

had my folks on virgins 100 Service soon as peak times came max speed was like 22Mbps congestion is terrible on VMs network in my experience.

Cincinnati Bell - FIoptics 10/2
Sky Unlimited 14/1
Standard User mikeplow1961
(newbie) Mon 03-Feb-14 13:20:33
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Re: Virgin Lift STM Thresholds on 120 product


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I'm just about to be upgraded to the 120 service from 60 (and cheaper than I'm currently paying. Huzzah!) simply because the upload rate is so terrible.

My daughter has started streaming her gameplaying on TwitchTV and it takes little time for VM throttling to kick in and reduce it to jitter and lag. I was about to leave for BT Infinity 2 but thankfully the second VM advisor I spoke to (first one was a snotty madam who gave me incorrect information) offered me the upgrade and reduction in payments.

It's a shame they don't have the same throttling ratio for uploads as downloads. 63 percent off is a hell of a lot.

Edited by mikeplow1961 (Mon 03-Feb-14 13:21:51)

Standard User commsguru
(newbie) Mon 03-Feb-14 14:45:29
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Re: Virgin Lift STM Thresholds on 120 product


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If uploading is important get BT INFINITY2
virgin traffic management is a joke.
I would expect bt to be 3 to 4 times faster
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Mon 03-Feb-14 17:23:23
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Re: Virgin Lift STM Thresholds on 120 product


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True. FTTC is lots better than Virgin Media on the upload and no traffic management but if BT to bring out 120/20 then virgin media will going to lose around 80% customers!

plusnetADSL2+16 Meg
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Wed 05-Feb-14 09:57:59
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Re: Virgin Lift STM Thresholds on 120 product


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Given less than 10% of VM's customers take 120Mb right now that doesn't seem likely.
Standard User OldChapXS
(learned) Wed 19-Feb-14 19:44:59
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Re: Virgin Lift STM Thresholds on 120 product


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Is it mentioned anywhere that hitting the 2 hour threshold will also double your ping times ??

Seems to be the case here.
Standard User brandscill
(member) Wed 19-Feb-14 23:20:01
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That's not mentioned and isn't the case for me
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