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Sorry, I read yesterday that they were rolling it out in select areas. Not sure why I had a private mind ****.

Am I wrong in thinking Virgin was available in every major city?
Yes, I still cannot get 100mbps service. I think I'm one of last exchanges to be upgraded for 100mbps. Their schedule doesn't even show the date for 100mbps, and according to them, I was upgraded to 1:10 upload recently, but I still only get 512k upload as opposed to 1mbps I should be getting.
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yay! i live 2 miles from my exchange and literally the highest download speed i have ever seen was 350kb/s
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post #13 of 25
Sounds good. Luckily our local exchange is very good quality as it is only a 2 minute drive away and serves 300 people across 2 villages. 820kb/s all day long

Just want faster though, 8mb/s is good, until you've been in the city and tried 24mb/s!
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yay! i live 2 miles from my exchange and literally the highest download speed i have ever seen was 350kb/s
Must suck for you lol I live 20 miles from my exchange and I get 10-100kb/s and a friend of mine lives 15 miles from their exchange and they get 1.5-3mb/s download speeds, and the funny thing is we are both with the same ISP on the same internet package.
    
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Will this actually happen though... I bet they do one county, run out of money, then forget about it....
 
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post #16 of 25
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Will this actually happen though... I bet they do one county, run out of money, then forget about it....
Read the article. The government is subsidising the project. They're supplying the money to the constituents and then the local councils are responsible for the work.
It's not like they start on one end of the country and then go across.

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Yes, I still cannot get 100mbps service. I think I'm one of last exchanges to be upgraded for 100mbps. Their schedule doesn't even show the date for 100mbps, and according to them, I was upgraded to 1:10 upload recently, but I still only get 512k upload as opposed to 1mbps I should be getting.
But I mean the 10Mbps should be fine for almost everyone. A couple of computers or online gaming then up it to 20Mbps.

We have 50Mbps at home and it's brilliant being able to download 1GB in less than 10 mins but I don't mind waiting half an hour for it. So long as I can stream iPlayer without having to resort to downloading and watching it later and similar issues then I'm happy with the speed. There's a balance of enough and more than enough.

This advancement in speed from Virgin to 100Mbps will only really become useful in a few years time I reckon. But this will probably be slowed unless the rest of the country can catch up. Hence the desire to upgrade the country's infrastructure.
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post #17 of 25
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Forget the rural area, and get fiber optic around areas that doesn't have it faster! I live near Cardiff, the capital of Wales, and I don't have Optic yet in my area Very annoyed with BT
Same as, however considering the slightly rural nature of my area I still get 16mb through the phone line with the holy grail of unlimited bandwidth due to the estate I'm living on being relatively new. Can't fault it to be honest though it would be nice to see some fibre in this area. Swansea is fibred up to the balls.
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post #18 of 25
BT and virgin do the 100MBps i want to get it because sky sucks
post #19 of 25
Great news. We could potentially have the best broadband speeds in europe, it would be easy to achieve due to the size of the country. We have just been waiting for the funding.
post #20 of 25
Yeah, here max speed on the market is "theoretically" 24Mbps, which translates to a measly 10Mbps in the real world. No fiber optics too.
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