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    Virgin Media UK to intro 350Mbps broadband package

    And the firm hopes to expand to reach 4 million more premises by 2020.
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    Re: Virgin Media UK to intro 350Mbps broadband package

    Interestingly ISPreview points out that Virgin Media has still to act on a "long-in-development latency fix for the SuperHub 3.0 router".

    While pumping up headline super-fast broadband advertising numbers might be good for marketing, such issues are bad for user experience.
    Their SuperHub 2 also had a vulnerability exposed by a recent Google Play services issue that's yet to be patched.

    https://support.google.com/chromecas...-1516208028507

    http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/...597670/page/65

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    Re: Virgin Media UK to intro 350Mbps broadband package

    Can't see any note of where those 4 million extra premises will be, I guess a lot of it will still be around the cities - site says they'll go from 44% coverage to 53% by 2020, expect I'll be in that excluded 47%

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    Re: Virgin Media UK to intro 350Mbps broadband package

    The SuperHub 3 suffers from the Intel PUMA chipset bug so apart from them choosing a router that uses that chipset its not really in their power to fix.

    It's a shame you have to have the SH3 to get the 300 plus speeds.

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    Re: Virgin Media UK to intro 350Mbps broadband package

    Would like an article speaking about Hyperoptic testing their 5gbps and 10gbps fiber light networks now because that's the really interesting side!

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    Re: Virgin Media UK to intro 350Mbps broadband package

    Whooooo, 350 meg..... in 2020.....

    We're about to be offered up to a gig, already.

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    Re: Virgin Media UK to intro 350Mbps broadband package

    I'd be happy if VM didn't keep jacking up their prices.

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    Re: Virgin Media UK to intro 350Mbps broadband package

    The move to a headline 350Mbps package keeps the cable operator a little ahead of BT Openreach with its latest 330Mbps capable G.fast connections
    God, that is so petty.

    Why don't you do more than the bare minimum for a change and introduce a 500Mbps package....which is still only half of what it's capable of.

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    Re: Virgin Media UK to intro 350Mbps broadband package

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    God, that is so petty.

    Why don't you do more than the bare minimum for a change and introduce a 500Mbps package....which is still only half of what it's capable of.
    Its why tech companies launch new products with only minor improvements,even though technically more could be done - its more profitable to do so,as they can sell more upgrades every year each increasing slightly in price.


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    Re: Virgin Media UK to intro 350Mbps broadband package

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Its why tech companies launch new products with only minor improvements,even though technically more could be done - its more profitable to do so,as they can sell more upgrades every year each increasing slightly in price.
    It's so annoying, I've been on their 200mbps service for 2yrs now, it's been great but there has been two price increases in my package but not a sniff of a speed increase, even just a minor, no extra cost bump to 250Mbps would show good faith on their part.

    I'm not even going to bother checking out how much extra moving to the 350Mbps package would cost me because quite frankly I'm not giving them any more money and 200Mbps is fast enough for my needs. Of course I'd like faster, but not at extra cost.
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    Re: Virgin Media UK to intro 350Mbps broadband package

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    The SuperHub 3 suffers from the Intel PUMA chipset bug so apart from them choosing a router that uses that chipset its not really in their power to fix.

    It's a shame you have to have the SH3 to get the 300 plus speeds.
    They said it was unfixable but I am on a beta SH3 firmware, can you guess the before and after?


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    Re: Virgin Media UK to intro 350Mbps broadband package

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    It's so annoying, I've been on their 200mbps service for 2yrs now, it's been great but there has been two price increases in my package but not a sniff of a speed increase, even just a minor, no extra cost bump to 250Mbps would show good faith on their part.

    I'm not even going to bother checking out how much extra moving to the 350Mbps package would cost me because quite frankly I'm not giving them any more money and 200Mbps is fast enough for my needs. Of course I'd like faster, but not at extra cost.
    Well its because they can now increase prices within the contract. My phone contract has gone up nearly 5% now - its a good thing I managed to get a good deal in the first place.


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    Re: Virgin Media UK to intro 350Mbps broadband package

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Its why tech companies launch new products with only minor improvements,even though technically more could be done - its more profitable to do so,as they can sell more upgrades every year each increasing slightly in price.
    Yeah, but in this case they're being undercut by other companies who offer more than double the speed... and I assume at about the same price!

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    Re: Virgin Media UK to intro 350Mbps broadband package

    Probably a few seconds a day (or anytime you go to a speed checker that's had its address added to the packet shaping rules), you'll get the full speed.
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    Re: Virgin Media UK to intro 350Mbps broadband package

    I'm on virgins 300Mbps package and regularly get 380Mbps

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    Re: Virgin Media UK to intro 350Mbps broadband package

    Quote Originally Posted by Tbone-77 View Post
    I'm on virgins 300Mbps package and regularly get 380Mbps
    Probably because so few people are on that package ATM, which receives a dedicated bandwidth allocation, enjoy it while it lasts because the more people who sign up to it, the closer the speed will come down to what your paying for.

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