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    Re: Virgin fibre optic internet

    Never had a problem with NTL/VM always get full speed, i think it was gone tits up for about an hour once and i have been with them for 3 years +, so i would say that is pretty good.

    Hope this helps

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    Re: Virgin fibre optic internet

    well this is what i get from speedtest on virgin

    It is totaly dependant on area but would recommend virgin for plymouth area.
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    Re: Virgin fibre optic internet

    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyMonkey View Post
    I have experienced throttling when i was first connected to the 20MB service and i didnt think it was too bad - Still got 800KB/S =]
    Not sure if it's changed, but it's 75% so now it would be 500kB/s if you have a 20mbit connection. And the upload goes to 20kB/s I think. The problem I find is that they cap me without me even reaching the limits, and then once the cap is in place, I find that most of the time it slows to an absolute crawl. If I try to download something, I can't use the web at the same time.

    As for reliability, personally I've had it for 1 year and have had 4 problems that left me without the net completely. I was without net for a large part of today and when I called them they said it is scheduled to be fixed tomorrow. I mainly got this because of the looming 50mbit connection, but it seems to be taking forever, and when we do get it, I am concerned that the limits will make it pretty useless. For example with the current caps, we would reach the limit in about 6 minutes or something. I wish they would just organise their network better so they didn't have to do this, punishment.

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    How long's your contract? Be* are still going good for me 1 year on ;D
    Others have been on longer so they still have more good years to go. Just don't try too hard to get people onto it though then it'll start going down the poo-chute like VM
    Ages I have about 10 months left. I may be able to get out of it though because I'm pretty sure they have broken their contract with me a few times, so I could maybe just stop my direct debit and then let them take me to court if they want to. I haven't decided yet though, and I really want to see if they get 50mbit here soon and if that makes things better.

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