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I can assure you it didn't actually reach those speeds. Steam misreads the download speed often - its better to ignore what it says.

BE are great, I've been with them for a few years now. If anything ever goes wrong you post on the forum and get a response straight away, really good customer service.

Usually get around 12-14Mb/s, sync around 12000-16000kbps. £18 a month, 6db, fastpath on.

Yeah I agree. Was getting text alerts every time something got updated with BE, and they called me on the day to activate my broadband. I also used BE's online chat and got through to someone almost immediately. In comparison, we had to call BT 5 times for them to bother to set up our connection.
    
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What sort of real world download speeds do you get and how much?
Downloading with a download manager I 99% of the time max out my connection and download at 6,000-6,300Kb/s
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Downloading with a download manager I 99% of the time max out my connection and download at 6,000-6,300Kb/s
How much you pay for it? And what's your download limit, or are you on their "unlimited" plan? If so, how often do they throttle your speed? My dad's got Virgin broadband as well and after I download more than about 4GB of data that day, they throttle it way down to 200KB/s.
    
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How much you pay for it? And what's your download limit, or are you on their "unlimited" plan? If so, how often do they throttle your speed? My dad's got Virgin broadband as well and after I download more than about 4GB of data that day, they throttle it way down to 200KB/s.
Less than £28 with their phone line and all that guff.

There's no download limit/bandwidth throttling on the 50Mb package at all, thats why I upgraded to it from their 20mb package
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BT are just shocking. Then, they throttle this connection when we go over a measly download limit and hit you with a massive surcharge for the privilege. IN some cases, it would be better to use the royal mail than email - joke. The UK is so far behind Japan, Korea, Europe and the US it isn't funny - no joke. and that's before I get started on upload speed and ping times!
    
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Less than £28 with their phone line and all that guff.

There's no download limit/bandwidth throttling on the 50Mb package at all, thats why I upgraded to it from their 20mb package
Checked their official website just now. Went and checked the connection you're on (50Meg) and says this in small print:

"Broadband: Virgin Media offers the fastest broadband speeds widely available to UK consumers.
1Acceptable use policy: Acceptable use policy applies. Traffic Management operates from 4pm to 9pm and 10am to 3pm to ensure a consistent user experience."


Hmmm...I think I'd rather have an overall slower but consistant download speed than get a theoretically lightning fast one which they choke at peak times. Maybe when they change their terms and conditions?
    
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BT are just shocking. Then, they throttle this connection when we go over a measly download limit and hit you with a massive surcharge for the privilege. IN some cases, it would be better to use the royal mail than email - joke. The UK is so far behind Japan, Korea, Europe and the US it isn't funny - no joke. and that's before I get started on upload speed and ping times!
Meh, like I stated already, rocking on virgins 50mb which is brilliant.

Get what you pay for, same as anywhere.




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Checked their official website just now. Went and checked the connection you're on (50Meg) and says this in small print:

"Broadband: Virgin Media offers the fastest broadband speeds widely available to UK consumers.
1Acceptable use policy: Acceptable use policy applies. Traffic Management operates from 4pm to 9pm and 10am to 3pm to ensure a consistent user experience."


Hmmm...I think I'd rather have an overall slower but consistant download speed than get a theoretically lightning fast one which they choke at peak times. Maybe when they change their terms and conditions?
Well I downloaded 44Gb the other day (installing all my steam games) Went at 5,500-6,000Kb/s the whole way. Never got throttled
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BT are just shocking. Then, they throttle this connection when we go over a measly download limit and hit you with a massive surcharge for the privilege. IN some cases, it would be better to use the royal mail than email - joke. The UK is so far behind Japan, Korea, Europe and the US it isn't funny - no joke. and that's before I get started on upload speed and ping times!
I agree. In Japan you can get like 100Meg broadband for less than what most 8Meg broadband packages charge here. We need companies who build networks abroad to come here and build their own uber-fast networks here. Problem is, most providers would, but BT will throw money at anyone who will pose a threat to their company, so they'd rather join the milking of the telephone bandwagon and split the profits. Sooner or later, I hope BT becomes the NTL of yesterday so they can stop milking their pre-historic telephone network. Network speeds aren't gonna wait for BT to catch up.
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Meh, like I stated already, rocking on virgins 50mb which is brilliant.

Get what you pay for, same as anywhere.






Well I downloaded 44Gb the other day (installing all my steam games) Went at 5,500-6,000Kb/s the whole way. Never got throttled
Ok, but torrents are probably going to be a whole different story with that connection.
    
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