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    Please sir, can I have some more? Virgin Media to boost top broadband speed from May

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      Please sir, can I have some more? Virgin Media to boost top broadband speed from May

      Virgin Media is to break broadband speed limits later this year, by doubling the speed of its flagship 'XL' cable broadband service, from 10Mbp/s (megabits per second) to up to 20Mb/ps.

      The 100% speed increase will mean an MP3 music track could be downloaded in around two seconds* and will make the XL broadband service the fastest (widely available) home internet connection in Britain.

      Bandwidth boosting will take place from May and will coincide with a small price increase on the fastest broadband service, from 35 to 37 per month. Upstream speed will also be increased, to 768Kb, and all Virgin broadband services will continue to offer unlimited downloads and an online security package.

      Ernie Cormier, chief commercial officer of Virgin Media, said: "We want to make entertainment and communications the simple and exciting world it should be, but our technology also means we can offer an ultra-fast broadband service that our competitors can't match.

      "For internet savvy customers who want the best broadband money can buy, our XL service is perfect for speedy downloading and uploading - whether it's music, videos, podcasts or blogs."

      For more information about the company's range of broadband services, consumers can visit Virgin Media - digital TV, broadband, phone and mobile or call 0800 052 2525.


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      *Based on all technology working at optimum speeds. In practice factors like the speed a website can support, the amount of traffic accessing it, and content caching, can cause speeds to vary.

      Virgin Media is an innovative and pioneering UK entertainment and communications business. For the first time consumers can get everything they need from one company - the UK's only quad play of TV, broadband, phone and mobile plus the most advanced TV on demand service available, the UK's first high definition TV service and V+, our high specification personal video recorder. We're the UK's most popular broadband provider, the largest virtual mobile network operator and the second largest provider of pay TV and home phone.

      Virgin Media is the largest Virgin company in the world and has almost 10 million customers (5m cable, 4.5m Virgin Mobile, 250,000 ADSL). To find out more visit www.virginmedia.com/presscentre


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      Re: Please sir, can I have some more? Virgin Media to boost top broadband speed from

      Very impressive. I would sign up today if only I lived in a cable enabled area.

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      Re: Please sir, can I have some more? Virgin Media to boost top broadband speed from

      will sky can swtch there 16meg to 24meg at a flick of a switch, as i live quite close to exchange it could be possible for me to see speeds of around 20 - 22meg, i hope sky increase there bandwith to cutstomers.

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      Re: Please sir, can I have some more? Virgin Media to boost top broadband speed from

      The 100% speed increase will mean an MP3 music track could be downloaded in around two seconds* and will make the XL broadband service the fastest (widely available) home internet connection in Britain.
      Be Broadband is becoming widely available. A lot of exchanges have been activated and they offer 24mbps and 1.5mbps upload. I believe that is the fastest in Britain?

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      Re: Please sir, can I have some more? Virgin Media to boost top broadband speed from

      Is BE Broadband on a cable network or BT lines ?

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      Re: Please sir, can I have some more? Virgin Media to boost top broadband speed from

      BT lines


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      Thanks Newsreader,

      I'm not in a Be enabled exchange area either

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      Re: Please sir, can I have some more? Virgin Media to boost top broadband speed from

      attenuation happens less with a cable like virgin rather than pver a bt line so your more likely to get the advertised speed

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      Re: Please sir, can I have some more? Virgin Media to boost top broadband speed from

      37/20mb or 10/16mb hmmm now let me think
      As u know I'm far from being skys best proclaimer and I live in a cable area - but for now s are the bottom line

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      I wish i had the choice of being able to get cable broadband. The money I'm saving on Sky subs would pay for it.

     

     
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