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With customers using more web services than ever before and connecting with an increased number of devices every day, Virgin Media is pushing the limits on what we can achieve with broadband internet speeds. Starting this week the company will begin rolling out an internet connection that hits up to 1.5Gbps, which is more than ten times faster than the former king of the market at 100Mbps. The service is currently being limited to companies that are located the area known as the Silicon Roundabout in London. The good news is however, Virgin Media’s network is already setup to scale past 1Gbps speeds which allows for faster upgrades at a minimal expense. Average consumers will unfortunately still have to wait for these blazing fast speeds as the upgrades will take time, but it is good to know that this service is in fact on the market.
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I'm so jealous of the people living in the UK right now
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In my town, 1 Mbps is the fastest connection. And it costs around $80 a month. I don't even know how a 2 or 4 Mbps connection feels like anyways.

If I tried something like this, my brain would jizz and short-circuit.
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which is more than ten times faster than the former king of the market at 100Mbps
There is already 200Mbps speed available where I live so and it is from Virgin Media and the 200Mbps has been available for the last year. The 200Mbps internet costs £50 per month so the 1.5Gbps will cost a lot more.

EDIT: My bad I read that off a rumour website the fastest is 100Mbps and it costs £35 a month (thats around $50USD to you Americans)
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that would be a welcome upgrade to 30mbps
     
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There is already 200Mbps speed available where I live so and it is from Virgin Media and the 200Mbps has been available for the last year. The 200Mbps internet costs £50 per month so the 1.5Gbps will cost a lot more.
Not bad at all. The highest that I know of in the states that's widespread is 100mbps and that's $200/month.
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Not bad at all. The highest that I know of in the states that's widespread is 100mbps and that's $200/month.
If you look at my post again you will see that I got that info from a rumour website I just went on the Virgin Media website and the fastest is 100Mbps and its £35/month without phone line and £45/month without phone line.

http://shop.virginmedia.com/broadband/up-to-100mb.html

100Mbps for $200/month :O I thought that the US was supposed to be similar to South Korea internet speed wise anyway.
    
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If you look at my post again you will see that I got that info from a rumour website I just went on the Virgin Media website and the fastest is 100Mbps and its £35/month without phone line and £45/month without phone line.

http://shop.virginmedia.com/broadband/up-to-100mb.html

100Mbps for $200/month :O I thought that the US was supposed to be similar to South Korea internet speed wise anyway.
Not sure what kind of speeds South Korea is boasting but the US isn't that great. Although we are getting there with the government beginning to subsidize the growth of broadband in rural areas and the introduction of a few 1Gbps networks popping up across the country. Even taking that into account though, we're still at least a few years from where we should be.
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what they should do is focus on improving broadband to the whole of the country, I do not enjoy getting 5mb/s internet with about 300kb/s actual download speeds.
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To think I am going crazy with excitement waiting for TimeWarner to upgrade my connection to 30Mbps in October. American broadband is in the toilets in comparison. I do not envision it getting any better either with AT&T creating artificial needs for pointless broadband bandwidth caps.
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great news for me as a virgin customer, yo ho ho, arrrr me harties (lol get the reference guys), totally gonna benefit from this when it's mainstream hahahaha XD
    
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