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Im on virgin media, I live in two houses, one with 20MB and one with 2MB, I can never tell the difference between the two.

I hate how ISP's can get away with advertising "up to 20MB!" because that usually means you'll get that once in a lifetime.

Bring on the fibre optics.
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post #12 of 35
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I was thinking same thing.

For Americans that's about 78 bucks a month.
That's not much more than my internet from Comcast.
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I have charter 16mb down and 2MB up and even though its not the fastest in the area is surely the most stable internet connection I've ever owned. ALWAYS get my advertised download speeds and they don't cap at all.
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If I was gonna pay that much for broadband i'd want the stated speed 100% of the time and no limits of any sort.

http://superawesomebroadband.com/
    
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even on an "unlimited" connection, it's still subject to that damn "fair usage policy"

was 'upgraded' to their 10mbps service last winter, and the only time we've ever had anything near that (did one of those online speed checkers) was JUST after coming back from a week's holiday (0% usage for 8 days), got 7mbps, have never had any better than 2mbps any other time...
    
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post #16 of 35
I have had bad times with Virgin being my ISP, and then they wanted me to phone there premium rate line to sort out there problem.

Never ever again, even if it was free,I would never deal with them again.
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post #17 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Miki View Post
I was thinking same thing.

For Americans that's about 78 bucks a month.
I pay $60 a month for 1.5m. Don't talk to me about overpriced.
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Im on virgin media, I live in two houses, one with 20MB and one with 2MB, I can never tell the difference between the two.

I hate how ISP's can get away with advertising "up to 20MB!" because that usually means you'll get that once in a lifetime.

Bring on the fibre optics.
Um...fibre optics is cable lol. You can't have 20mb on ADSL...

We hit 20mb very often here. Here are my various speedtests:




As for the throttling. I could have sworn it was 6gb
EDIT: Sorry, its 6gb for me as im on the 20mb package as its a % of the threshold
    
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post #19 of 35

Dublin - Recommended Server

Maidenhead - Nationally Recommended Server

it must still be calling mine NTL/Telewest broadband because that was who virgin took over...

the ping is so high because i tested it through a wireless...
Edited by dark_eternal_knight - 12/15/08 at 10:01am
    
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Originally Posted by dark_eternal_knight View Post

the ping is so high because i tested it through a wireless...
Yeh, so did I....
    
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