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Bournemouth to get fibre broadband



 
 
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Old May 8th 08, 11:20 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Cork Soaker
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7387836.stm

"Virgin Media is speeding up its cable network and over the course of this
year the whole of of its network will be upgraded to 50Mbps."
(The double "of" is the usual BBC incompetence).

What is the point in VM upgrading to 50mbps if it has ridiculous caps on it?
There is NO point in having a superfast broadband connection you're not
allowed to use!


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Old May 8th 08, 11:58 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Steve Terry
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"Cork Soaker" wrote in message
...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7387836.stm

"Virgin Media is speeding up its cable network and over the course of this
year the whole of of its network will be upgraded to 50Mbps."
(The double "of" is the usual BBC incompetence).
What is the point in VM upgrading to 50mbps if it has ridiculous caps on
it?
There is NO point in having a superfast broadband connection you're not
allowed to use!

They won't advertise that bit, it's down to us victims of Virgin to
advertise the truth

I had Virgin ADSL Max last year, never downloaded more than 3Gb a month.
Lived close to the exchange, got throttled from 6Mbps at night,
to maybe 200kbps at peak times.

Never again.

Steve Terry


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Old May 9th 08, 08:45 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Ivor Jones
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In ,
Cork Soaker typed, for some strange,
unexplained reason:
: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7387836.stm
:
: "Virgin Media is speeding up its cable network and over the course of
: this year the whole of of its network will be upgraded to 50Mbps."
: (The double "of" is the usual BBC incompetence).
:
: What is the point in VM upgrading to 50mbps if it has ridiculous caps
: on it? There is NO point in having a superfast broadband connection
: you're not allowed to use!

You *are* allowed to use it, just not for very long..!

Ivor

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Old May 9th 08, 10:06 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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"Steve Terry" wrote in message
...
"Cork Soaker" wrote in message
...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7387836.stm

"Virgin Media is speeding up its cable network and over the course of
this
year the whole of of its network will be upgraded to 50Mbps."
(The double "of" is the usual BBC incompetence).
What is the point in VM upgrading to 50mbps if it has ridiculous caps on
it?
There is NO point in having a superfast broadband connection you're not
allowed to use!

They won't advertise that bit, it's down to us victims of Virgin to
advertise the truth

I had Virgin ADSL Max last year, never downloaded more than 3Gb a month.
Lived close to the exchange, got throttled from 6Mbps at night,
to maybe 200kbps at peak times.

Never again.

Steve Terry


You get what you pay for and the Virgin brand is not cheap.
Like most branded products you get less as some of your cash never gets to
the supplier but goes straight to the brand owner. Brand owners don't
generally make products BTW, they just buy the same Chinese [email protected] and stick
their badges on and call the original stuff fakes along with all the true
fakes that appear later.

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Old May 9th 08, 11:12 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Ivor Jones wrote:

Cork Soaker typed, for some strange,
unexplained reason:
: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7387836.stm
:
: "Virgin Media is speeding up its cable network and over the course of
: this year the whole of of its network will be upgraded to 50Mbps."
: (The double "of" is the usual BBC incompetence).
:
: What is the point in VM upgrading to 50mbps if it has ridiculous caps
: on it? There is NO point in having a superfast broadband connection
: you're not allowed to use!

You *are* allowed to use it, just not for very long..!


A couple of minutes @ full blast should get you capped.

Graham

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Old May 9th 08, 07:59 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Graham.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7387836.stm

"Virgin Media is speeding up its cable network and over the course of this
year the whole of of its network will be upgraded to 50Mbps."
(The double "of" is the usual BBC incompetence).

What is the point in VM upgrading to 50mbps if it has ridiculous caps on
it?
There is NO point in having a superfast broadband connection you're not
allowed to use!



A thread about **** broadband, and nobody has mentioned TISP yet.
http://www.google.com/tisp/

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Old May 9th 08, 08:43 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Cork Soaker
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: You *are* allowed to use it, just not for very long..!
:
: A couple of minutes @ full blast should get you capped.

That VOD screwed. HD VOD is a ridiculous dream to you poor VM subscribers.
:-)


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Old May 9th 08, 10:11 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Woody
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"Cork Soaker" wrote in message
...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7387836.stm

"Virgin Media is speeding up its cable network and over the course of
this
year the whole of of its network will be upgraded to 50Mbps."
(The double "of" is the usual BBC incompetence).

What is the point in VM upgrading to 50mbps if it has ridiculous caps
on it?
There is NO point in having a superfast broadband connection you're
not
allowed to use!





No, you can have a feed as fast as you like but you will never see it
because of the appalling contention ratios in this country.

Joe Public 'understands' speed so they push that, but they never do
anything about contention. Having used a 1Mb uncontended feed I can tell
you is one hell of a sight faster than a 10Mb at usual UK contention of
50:1.


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Old May 9th 08, 10:48 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Eeyore
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Woody wrote:

"Cork Soaker" wrote
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7387836.stm

"Virgin Media is speeding up its cable network and over the course of
this year the whole of of its network will be upgraded to 50Mbps."
(The double "of" is the usual BBC incompetence).

What is the point in VM upgrading to 50mbps if it has ridiculous caps
on it?
There is NO point in having a superfast broadband connection you're
not allowed to use!



No, you can have a feed as fast as you like but you will never see it
because of the appalling contention ratios in this country.


BT's Max DSL doesn't have a fixed contention ratio. It's dynamic or
somesuch. They claim that this means in practice that one shouldn't see
significant contention issues ever arise.


Joe Public 'understands' speed so they push that, but they never do
anything about contention. Having used a 1Mb uncontended feed I can tell
you is one hell of a sight faster than a 10Mb at usual UK contention of
50:1.


But you can also get a 20:1 contention ration (or better) if you shop around
and there's a 'max premium' that gives your traffic priority whilst it's
still passing through BT's equipment. Most perform,ance problems with max
are down to the cheapskate ISPs overselling their product and under
investing in capacity. Move to a decent ISP such as Idnet (who actually
*over* provision capacity) and you don't have these problems at all.

Graham


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Old May 9th 08, 11:22 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Cork Soaker
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: BT's Max DSL doesn't have a fixed contention ratio. It's dynamic or
: somesuch. They claim that this means in practice that one shouldn't see
: significant contention issues ever arise.
:

I get 80% full speed at worst. :-)
No idea what the contention ratio is supposed to be, but I live in an area
where they don't know what a computer is, so that might help.


 




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