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Standard User Seansmit17
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 11-Jun-20 21:17:24
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VM's 1gig rollout


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Has anyone seen or heard anything about the progress of VM's 1 GIG rollout?

Last update I saw was the release in Birmingham & Coventry.

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Connection Speed: DL: 362Mbps UL: 37Mbps
Speed test: 400Mbps DL
Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 15-Jun-20 02:19:40
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I've heard or read nothin!

Hope it comes my way soon, but i've no complaints on 350 service

Standard User Philce
(experienced) Mon 15-Jun-20 13:01:48
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I cant wait for the hub4, In Leicester on 500 and just about to go back to 350 due to the hub3 not being capable of maintaining a decent connection since I was upgraded.


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I've heard or read nothin!

Hope it comes my way soon, but i've no complaints on 350 service


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Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 16-Jun-20 00:39:32
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After 2yrs of homeplugs I got a direct ethernet cable laid -

https://www.thinkbroadband.com/_assets/speedtest/but...

Well happy! Bring on the faster speeds

Standard User mlmclaren
(knowledge is power) Tue 16-Jun-20 02:45:32
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Have a look at my review of hub 4, may be of interest

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/talk/threads/review-gig1...

Matt - Virgin Media Gig1 with Hub 4 in South Birmingham.

10 years in Technical Customer Service, Construction Trades and Administration - Now I'm a Furloughed Chef
Standard User Philce
(experienced) Tue 16-Jun-20 08:24:18
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Interesting, thanks.

I'm seriously contemplating going to 350 due to the issues I'm facing with 500 on hub 3, no option for even trying the hub 4 here.

The last excuse was that I had "33 devices connected, this will cause issues"!




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Have a look at my review of hub 4, may be of interest

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/talk/threads/review-gig1...
Standard User nemeth782
(committed) Wed 17-Jun-20 07:37:47
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In reply to a post by mlmclaren:
Have a look at my review of hub 4, may be of interest

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/talk/threads/review-gig1...


Interesting, thanks.

My issue with the Hub 4 (not that I have one yet) is the utter lack of foresight VM are displaying with it. Why release it for 1 speed tier that they can never upgrade? The Ethernet ports are a hard cap on the speed never going above 1G.

Who do they think would pay for a 1G service, except the most technically demanding users? Everyone I can think of who would be interested would want to use it in Modem mode, immediately limiting them to ~930mb.

It just needed an SFP+ cage. This would not have significantly increased the cost, and would allow people to use anything from 2.5G/5G/10G ethernet over Cat6a, or cheap DAC cables, or even MM fibre if they like. Personally it would have been ideal for me, and I could have connected it to the 10G WAN on my USG-Pro.
Standard User mlmclaren
(knowledge is power) Wed 17-Jun-20 14:48:07
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There doesn't seem to be any future planning for this hub, I mean the model its based off of has been around and in use for sometime, Virgin just became adopters of it under Liberty Global.

I used this hub (albeit temporarily) whilst working and travelling in Canada, its been in use there (or an option) since 2018 possibly 2017 (Rogers in Canada where using a variant since as early as July 2017)

The reality of anything above 1Gb/s being sold on the residential level is unlikely for atleast a few years, personally wouldn't see any use for any requirment above 1Gb/s.

I would expect Virgin Media will be busy for the next few years not just rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 for Downstream use but bringing upstream bandwdith/capacity up and enabling full duplex DOCSIS 3.1.

Matt - Virgin Media M350 with Hub 4 in South Birmingham.

10 years in Technical Customer Service, Construction Trades and Administration - Now I'm a Furloughed Chef
Standard User BuckleZ
(knowledge is power) Mon 09-Nov-20 22:25:52
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Getting Gig1 in Derry, N.Ireland on Wednesday, for £10 more than i was paying.

Standard User BuckleZ
(knowledge is power) Thu 12-Nov-20 11:13:55
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All done now laugh

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