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Virgin Media has announced the trial of cable broadband offering download speeds of ‘up to 1.5Gb' (which we assume to mean Gbps) and upload speeds of 150Mb.

The location for the trial was carefully chosen as the state-sponsored ‘TechHub' situated in the Old Street area of central London. The moniker ‘silicon' was inevitable given the tech-specific nature of the initiative, but there's something painfully British about the area's full nickname of ‘silicon roundabout'.
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You...filthy...british...

heh nice...it will be interesting to see how much that "up to" comes into play of that 1.5GBs

Virgin is welcome to test it out on my street any time
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You...filthy...british...

heh nice...it will be interesting to see how much that "up to" comes into play of that 1.5GBs

Virgin is welcome to test it out on my street any time
if you live in a town or city you will get your full speed, doesn't matter how far you are from the exchange center, i'm really far from mine and get more than they advertised ( i get 3.7 mbps download( megabytes) (30 megabit). virgin are the fastest in the UK, but their service... umm fancy speaking to an indian in an indian call center you can't understand... yeah i just repeat the process until i find some one i can understand.
    
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i like the look of this and wished they had tested it here instead (only 44 miles from london) as i could do with an internet speed where i actually get 1Mb download speed :/
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And when will we get faster and cheaper internet?
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I pay for 50mb broadband and it's never done less than 47mb/s on speedtest.net, but occasionally it comes up at 51mb's

Their call center is rubbish, but I have never made a call about problems, only for upgrades
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What was the virgin's name and where did he/she get all that internet?
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( i get 3.7 mbps download( megabytes) (30 megabit).
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( I get 3.7 MBps download( MegaBytes) (30 Megabit).
Fixed.
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