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    Virgin Media to switch on Gig1 Fibre for 1m homes next month

    UK's largest ever gigabit switch-on targets the West Midlands.
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    Re: Virgin Media to switch on Gig1 Fibre for 1m homes next month

    Assuming their cabs aren't oversubscribed and thus making it impossible to actually get the promised speed until a future upgrade of capacity.

    I'm all for faster speeds like this, but the actual number of people able to get them is unfortunately likely to continue to be rather low in the country as a whole for quite some time yet.

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    Re: Virgin Media to switch on Gig1 Fibre for 1m homes next month

    I'd love these kind of speeds but even if there was cable in my street and I lived in this small area, I'm not convinced I'd go with Virgin. I know enough people on their current top tier products that get slower speeds than my FTTC during the evenings.

    Connection speed != through put

    Connection speed != ISP quality

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    Re: Virgin Media to switch on Gig1 Fibre for 1m homes next month

    I wouldn't mind it, but, just like virgin said - adoption rates are slow because frankly most people are good with the 300+ mbps they already are offering and most don't utilize anything over 60mbps anyway

    And it really is so, just power users or large families would see benefit in paying for such upgrades, not the common netflix/facebook users lol

    Also, from personal experience virgin connection quality is surpassing anyone else, with only few min (<5 min) downtime at peak periods every month and speeds are higher than advertised... just my 2 cents, obviously location dependant, but i wouldn't knock em as useless while others are advertising "super FAST FIBER" at 76mbps lol

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    Re: Virgin Media to switch on Gig1 Fibre for 1m homes next month

    My Virgin service has been acceptable, would like a faster upload though. My ideal would be a 100/100mbps rate.

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    Re: Virgin Media to switch on Gig1 Fibre for 1m homes next month

    Virgin have missed a trick b not making their Hub 4 Wifi6 / AX capable.

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    Re: Virgin Media to switch on Gig1 Fibre for 1m homes next month

    So gigabit ethernet out of the router is the limiting factor here.

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    Re: Virgin Media to switch on Gig1 Fibre for 1m homes next month

    Thought the Puma chipset was flawed? Puma 7 just as bad as Puma 6.

    https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Gaming-Support/For-all-Gamers-with-lag-Puma-chipset-and-the-Virgin-media/td-p/4027393/page/6

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    Re: Virgin Media to switch on Gig1 Fibre for 1m homes next month

    It'll be a cold day in the next millenium before Virgin get to my town.
    Meanwhile, Openreach have included it in this year's batch of FTTH rollouts.

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    Re: Virgin Media to switch on Gig1 Fibre for 1m homes next month

    I’m with Virgin on a 100mb package and the type of service you all depends where you live. For me the service is ok at the moment, not great but I had performance issues previously due to the are being over subscribed, in fact twice now and on average they take around 2 years to sort out before the area becomes over subscribed again.

    Another issue with Virgin is the low upload speeds, compared to the download speeds and from what I’ve read they really aren’t going to be doing anything to increase upload speeds.

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    Re: Virgin Media to switch on Gig1 Fibre for 1m homes next month

    Nice,,,, though a bit expensive, about 2X of that a 1/1 gig would cost on fiber here.

    Fair warning, it is rare i see 500 mbit, and pretty much never i see that sustained for a sizeable DL like say a game or whatever.
    TBH my plan for getting 5/5 gig are cancelled for that reason, unless i can get it cheaper than the British pay for 1 gig,,,,, and you can actually do that with the one ISP here that offer 5/5 gbit for private use, but they have a very limited network and will probably not get onto the general fiber network, though ISPs here have begun to share / sell on each others networks.

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    Re: Virgin Media to switch on Gig1 Fibre for 1m homes next month

    Quote Originally Posted by iworrall View Post
    It'll be a cold day in the next millenium before Virgin get to my town.
    Meanwhile, Openreach have included it in this year's batch of FTTH rollouts.
    You're lucky. The small group of towns I live in has zero chance of either. I'm only a few miles from Southampton - one of Virgin Media's so called 'centres' just to rub it in. It does feel so damn random the roll out of FTTP and virgin's project lightening. Hopefully I'll get one or the other before my FTTC drops even lower... (It was at 30Mbps 7 years ago, its now 19Mbps how much lower can it go ).
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    Re: Virgin Media to switch on Gig1 Fibre for 1m homes next month

    We got 1gb Fibre just over two years ago. It started out at about 900mb's now 2yrs on it's down to around 450mb's which is still more than enough but I do worry as to how low it will go!

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    Re: Virgin Media to switch on Gig1 Fibre for 1m homes next month

    Still not in my area...

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    Re: Virgin Media to switch on Gig1 Fibre for 1m homes next month

    Quote Originally Posted by nar53 View Post
    We got 1gb Fibre just over two years ago. It started out at about 900mb's now 2yrs on it's down to around 450mb's which is still more than enough but I do worry as to how low it will go!
    just peak periods or in general? I find it can be worth phoning up and asking why you paying so much for service they are not delivering, if the problem is on their end they will give discount, but only if you ring them. But as for peak only periods (2-4hrs daily), meh :]

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    Re: Virgin Media to switch on Gig1 Fibre for 1m homes next month

    Can't wait for them to enrol Glasgow. Bring on the speeds!

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