Originally Posted by jammy4041
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.
Originally Posted by Am*
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