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    News - Virgin Media rolling out 152Mb broadband service

    Also boosts its entry-level from 30Mb to 50Mb, and mid-range 60Mb service to 100Mb.
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    Re: News - Virgin Media rolling out 152Mb broadband service

    And I'm here stuck on half a MB download :-(

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    Re: News - Virgin Media rolling out 152Mb broadband service

    Wooooo but what about my upload speeds? 2-3meg upload isnt decent. But ill gladly take the 50meg down.

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    Re: News - Virgin Media rolling out 152Mb broadband service

    According to the checker it's end of March for me. Coincidentally I got a postal mail shot about five minutes ago from Virgin themselves announcing the upgrade. Maybe I should really get around to seeing about upgrading my old v1 SuperHub...

    That said, I don't think I'll see any real difference due to the 32Mb/s upgrade - but I suppose the bragging rights are nice.

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    Re: News - Virgin Media rolling out 152Mb broadband service

    Quote Originally Posted by wyte_w0lf View Post
    Wooooo but what about my upload speeds? 2-3meg upload isnt decent. But ill gladly take the 50meg down.
    It's usually 10% of the download. I've got the 120Mbps product purely because of the nice amount of upstream I get.

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    Re: News - Virgin Media rolling out 152Mb broadband service

    Always nice to get a bump, currently on 120mb (get around 110 steady).

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    Re: News - Virgin Media rolling out 152Mb broadband service

    76mbit down, 20mbit up here with Plusnet FTTC. If Virgin is anything like they were when I last used them then that 156mbit is useless with how much they throttle everything.

    Also they really should concentrate on expanding where they offer their services instead, their UK coverage is pretty terrible. I think I've moved house 4 times since I last had Telewest/Virgin cable and none of them were able to get it.

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    Re: News - Virgin Media rolling out 152Mb broadband service

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms View Post
    Always nice to get a bump, currently on 120mb (get around 110 steady).
    It's only nice when they don't bump the price a few months later. Hopefully that won't happen this time, but we'll see.

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    Re: News - Virgin Media rolling out 152Mb broadband service

    They've already bumped the prices this month in order to pay for it. I'm just waiting for them to decide if they are going to double my speed and give me a superhub so that I can use it, or make me keep my existing docsis 1 modem, which would keep my speed at exactly what it currently is.
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    Re: News - Virgin Media rolling out 152Mb broadband service

    lol ok virgin if you say so.

    you only get 5% of your speed 10% if your lucky before they put you down to 5%.

    i get the top speeds here yet only get 3mb maxed out in a 100mb area. yes i know mb/Mbit

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    Re: News - Virgin Media rolling out 152Mb broadband service

    I have 60MB and the new superhub 2 (dual band wifi) so this is a welcome freebie. However I struggle to hit 60MB evenings and weekends all day, it can slow down quite a bit. I think it would be better to stabilise their network before playing marketing gimmicks

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    Re: News - Virgin Media rolling out 152Mb broadband service

    Do people really 'notice' the difference between 50Mb and say 60Mb ?

    I'm currently at 5/6Mb and am getting fibre which should hit 55Mb, the difference to me will be insane & I'd no idea what I'd use 120Mb for

    oh wait...'linux distros' - yeah, that's it, all those copies of linux I download daily....

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    Re: News - Virgin Media rolling out 152Mb broadband service

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms View Post
    Always nice to get a bump, currently on 120mb (get around 110 steady).
    Is that with SuperHub1 or -2? I've got the former and I'm getting Steam download speeds of about 8MB/s, and in fact I think it's actually running slower than my old 60Mb connection.

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    Re: News - Virgin Media rolling out 152Mb broadband service

    My initial thought was 'Woohoo, all my streaming will be superfast'. Then I realised I do all my streaming on the Tivo since they added Netflix to it, and this has its own 10mb line, so I probably won't notice it much.

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    Re: News - Virgin Media rolling out 152Mb broadband service

    I'm on Superhub 2, I download A LOT. Mostly steam games as limited SSD space & a library of 512 games means a lot of switching and from what I've noticed it sits at 11mb/s download all the time which is nice Sounds like I'm a lucky one?!

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    Re: News - Virgin Media rolling out 152Mb broadband service

    As people have said, hope they don't bump up the price aswell! I'm currently on a rolling contract so i can always say 'hey, im gonna leave' The other month i lost the net for over a week, sucked hard as i watch all my movies/shows online! Had to get a mate to lend me tonnes of shows

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