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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
How could I have missed that Virgin offer the 100Mbps package in Cambridge Time to convince my roommates that we need it.
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I can get up to 50mbps and 100mbs is due to be in my area by AUG/SEPT. Anyway, as a virgin media customer, I don't like my ISP. It's too expensive for my taste, £20 per month for 10mbps with 512k upload? BT Infinity is offering unlimited 40mbps with 10mbps upload for only £25 per month. Too bad it's not in my area. Their DNS is awful, and their routing is also awful. I usually get high pings to servers. I even had a lower ping to Holland servers than of those in UK.

If problem occurs, you will have hard time trying to understand the Indian language they use in Indian call centre.

EDIT:
Just checked roll out schedule, it has been delayed infinitely or at least till they put out the date.
Edited by Console-hater - 7/26/11 at 4:54am
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I'm so jealous of the people living in the UK right now
I wouldn't be, because its Virgin Media. Once something goes wrong with them you might as well just give up.
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I've been on VM 50Mbps since it was released and its been great, 100Mbps as now arrived in my area and I will be updating at some point.
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I wouldn't be, because its Virgin Media. Once something goes wrong with them you might as well just give up.
I have lol I had a package which was just TV and broadband and then 5 months in the contract they suddenly started charge me for using a landline phone, I phoned them 25 times over 2 months and they kept saying that they would fix it, and then nothing happened they were still charging me. The same thing happened to a friend down the road.
    
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I have lol I had a package which was just TV and broadband and then 5 months in the contract they suddenly started charge me for using a landline phone, I phoned them 25 times over 2 months and they kept saying that they would fix it, and then nothing happened they were still charging me. The same thing happened to a friend down the road.
You can bust their asses by phoning up OFCOM.
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And America doesn't get any love again
Using that logic, australia has never gotten any love
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You can bust their asses by phoning up OFCOM.
Already have quite a while ago and nothing happened which was annoying because my friend down the road got 20Mbps and TV L package free for a year.
    
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You have a point when it comes to the country as a whole but what about urban areas? Yes, we do have some 1Gbps services popping up here and there but nothing compared to 100Mbps connection for $50/month mentioned before.
Urban areas can't be isolated. They still need high-speed lines that go cross-country. And those high-speed lines that go for 3000 miles cost money... lots of money. Both to build, and for ISPs to subsequently rent.

And sure, the UK needs to utilize lines that run to other countries, but most traffic is likely contained within itself, and there isn't a whole lot of land to cover there. It's not like the US where many people are connected to servers 2000 or 3000 miles away.

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Yeah... but it's 180ish mbytes a second. I can't see anyone getting close to 1.5Gbit with 50 computers downloading at capacity to a remote domain - not that it couldn't happen but there's no current domains that can offer me over 50mbit and by the time I say "OCN", the download is done because it's definently not going to be Steam or a digital download game service that I'm downloading to get that throughput. Add to this, 50 computers at capacity is going to probably melt a consumers router with requests and inability - ad to this the normal wifi con is 54mbit - ad to that 50 percent of ethernet controllers are still locked into 100mbit.

It's silly (on a marketing standpoint) but wouldn't be so silly for a large business - very large.
I agree. Even 50mbps is more than enough for any residential connection. Heck, I have a 50mbps connection, and can reach up to 65mbps on speed tests, but actual download speeds never exceed 2 or 3 MB/s (though I did get a 4MB/s download on steam the other day). The bottleneck is on the server side, not the client side.

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Good point about the HDD but 7200rpm will probably obsolete in the next few years, and doesn't all modern ethernet cards go up to 10Gbps? Also even if you are using multiple 7200rpm HDDs (example. 4 PCs, PS3, Xbox 360 and a Macbook Pro 13 at the same time all downloading and streaming 1080p video and/or downloading updates) then you can use all 1.5Gbps bandwidth.
But what's the point? Are you REALLY going to be downloading something on four computers as fast as their hard drives can write, plus streaming videos on all four, plus downloading more on a PS3 and xbox as fast as THOSE can write, plus a macbook? I mean, really? It's pretty pointless to have a connection that fast at this point. Sure, it's a cool novelty, and you could probably find a way to use that much bandwidth at the same time, but in reality, you would NEVER use that much for home/residential purposes.
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