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Standard User gary333
(regular) Tue 09-Jul-19 21:19:28
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M200 upload speed increased to 20mb


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Just noticed after rebooting the Hub 3 that my upload speed has increased from 12mb to 20mb. Might be of interest to anyone else on this package.

Showing via Speedtest.net 217mb down & 20.9mb up.
Standard User gary333
(regular) Tue 09-Jul-19 21:32:13
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In contrast the M50 package at my other address is still @ 3mb upload. So it looks like VM might be testing the impact of what happens tier by tier and moving to 10:1 download to upload ratio.
Standard User gmangt4
(regular) Fri 30-Aug-19 16:02:50
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I noticed today my M100 package upload increased to 10 Mb/s after rebooting my Hub that's in modem mode, at last.


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Standard User RobFlet
(experienced) Sat 21-Sep-19 10:47:27
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Interesting

Thinking of dumping BT for Virgin FTTP. I want a high upload speed so was having to look at the M350 package, but if as you say, the M200 is now 20 megs up, that would do me just fine.

Is this change all over the Virgin network, or only hubs in certain spots on the network?

Any way to find out if a M200 at my house would be up there too?

Need the upload for large numbers of uncompressed audio data (DAW stems!) which I shovel around the world from my home studio. My BT line is now maxing out at 9.1 megs (years ago it was around 17 megs). Down is now 40 megs (down from 66megs 8 years ago!). Nothing changed at my end, just lots more people on the cabinet!

Thanks

Rob.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 21-Sep-19 11:28:05
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In reply to a post by RobFlet:
Thinking of dumping BT for Virgin FTTP. I want a high upload speed so was having to look at the M350 package, but if as you say, the M200 is now 20 megs up, that would do me just fine.
Is this change all over the Virgin network, or only hubs in certain spots on the network?
Any way to find out if a M200 at my house would be up there too?

VM are claiming 20 Mbps upload for M200:
https://www.virginmedia.com/shop/broadband/speeds

ISPreview had an article about it in the summer
https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2019/07/isp-vi...

My BT line is now maxing out at 9.1 megs (years ago it was around 17 megs). Down is now 40 megs (down from 66megs 8 years ago!). Nothing changed at my end, just lots more people on the cabinet!

I have a similar dilemma, mine was 64/9 in 2017, but is now 42/5, and surprising how you notice the loss of upload these days.

plusnet 80/20 (2/jun/14) at 470m; high sync history: 64/9 (Sep/17), 54/6 (Jan/19), 51/6 (Mar/19), 47/6 (Aug/19)
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Edited by jchamier (Sat 21-Sep-19 11:28:51)

Standard User RobFlet
(experienced) Sat 21-Sep-19 16:22:00
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Given like me you are not actually attaining the 55/10 speeds, have you asked to be downgraded, and perhaps pay less?

Looks like I will jump to the Virgin ship! Speed advertised at 20, but average 12 (which is still better than I get now).

Rob

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Standard User mrmarktigger
(regular) Sun 22-Sep-19 21:47:55
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Warning. If you are going to jump to the virgin ship. I would highly recommend you take out a rolling monthly contract first and not a 12 or 18 month contract. On the rolling monthly you have 14 days to cancel with full refund of all costs if you are not happy with it. and In any case and you can give 30 days notice at any time. They don't always meet those speeds and can take 3 months or longer to get fixed if at all ever.
Standard User RobFlet
(experienced) Sun 22-Sep-19 23:09:43
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Thanks for the warning I'll check out the rolling option if I go that way

Rob.

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Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Sat 28-Sep-19 00:55:17
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You also have 14 days to get out of the annual contract, which is much better value than the rolling monthly one.
The only reason I would cancel (being connected to M350 tomorrow) is if the connection craps out when I fire up my transmitter (I'm a radio amateur)

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DrT

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Standard User RobFlet
(experienced) Wed 09-Oct-19 23:25:54
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Just ordered my M200+phone package. To be installed 2 weeks time.

BT case manager told me that my BT line now will never go back to the speeds I used to have before the line developed issues (which were fixed just fine). He said it had now been marked as an unstable line (despite being up 21 days with now disconnects!), and the DLM will now not touch it and so the speeds will NEVER recover.

A load of twaddle, and all I got was platitudes and the legal speak about providing above the minimum for the line! Of course, that depends how they set/reset your minimum!

So bye bye BT and hello Virgin.

Rob.

1999 Freeserve Dial up --> Freeserve Anytime ---> 2005 Wanadoo 512k BB ---> Jul 2009 Orange up 8 Megs(hah!) --> Nov 2009 O2 LLU -> Nov 2011 BT Infinity( getting 64 megs now on ethernet via TPlink homeplug 200's) -> 2019 Virgin Media M200

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