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    UPD Virgin Media Invest £1bn in UK Network and Calls Sky Broadband “Lousy”

    This is a discussion on UPD Virgin Media Invest £1bn in UK Network and Calls Sky Broadband “Lousy” within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; Originally Posted by Scubbie I know that some of our membership have VM Broadband, so perhaps they would like to ...

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      Re: UPD Virgin Media Invest £1bn in UK Network and Calls Sky Broadband “Lousy”

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      I know that some of our membership have VM Broadband, so perhaps they would like to suggest why it might be better.
      IMO not one ISP is ever going to be better then the rest, it's all down to personal preference and circumstance, for me Virgin is best for my household as in our area we have fibre to pavement so we have about 6 meters of copper if we had fibre to cabinet that would be about 200 meters as for traffic shaping that has never been a problem in our house and we have......
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      all connected to the internet so we do use a lot of traffic,
      gaming I have no problems nor do the kids,
      BUT for TV our household is better of with Sky so we mix and match to get the best services for what we need.
      so I wouldn't say Virgin is better it just happens to be better for our household.
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      Re: UPD Virgin Media Invest £1bn in UK Network and Calls Sky Broadband “Lousy”

      I have been researching Virgin a lot over the last 7 weeks as that is how long I have been having problems with my fibre.
      As far as I can tell Virgin is unlimited on their downloads, it appears to be the upload that is limited if you abuse the limits at peak times.

      Thresholds

      However I am not quite ready to jump ship yet as the potential for latency issues is putting me off.

      I do like to play the odd game ( unfortunately current issues are preventing me from doing so ) so I am hoping that the latest hole Openreach are starting to dig in our street will be the one that restores normal service.


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      Re: UPD Virgin Media Invest £1bn in UK Network and Calls Sky Broadband “Lousy”

      This is what I get at the moment...
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      The upload is not as high as some services but the only things that gets uploaded in our house is facebook pictures/video's, files to cloud storage and gaming data.

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      Re: UPD Virgin Media Invest £1bn in UK Network and Calls Sky Broadband “Lousy”

      Quote Originally Posted by dholdi View Post
      As far as I can tell Virgin is unlimited on their downloads, it appears to be the upload that is limited if you abuse the limits at peak times.
      your right.........
      30Mb or higher
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      Re: UPD Virgin Media Invest £1bn in UK Network and Calls Sky Broadband “Lousy”

      Quote Originally Posted by SatDish View Post
      Your road must look like swiss cheese now Dave
      It does

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      Re: UPD Virgin Media Invest £1bn in UK Network and Calls Sky Broadband “Lousy”

      when i eventually move (soon hopefully) i am going to see how my fibre pro performs. atm i hit the max 80/20 with a 7-8ms ping (fast path) but my new house is only estimated to get between 43-60/11-17. if it stays around the 43 mark i will seriously consider moving over as some of VM's packages are cheaper compared to the £100 i give sky now. their FBB service has been brilliant since i first got it back in 2012.
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