Virgin Media 100Mbps rollout to be completed ahead of mid-2012 deadline

By Leeky · 14 replies
Feb 7, 2012
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  1. The rollout of Virgin Media’s super fast broadband service across the UK first started in October 2010 and was initially expected to be completed by mid-2012, offering its millions of…

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  2. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    I think 300 Mbps could justify me moving to te UK. I live in the sticks and the best I can get is 3 Mbps...
  3. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +286

    So standard speed or something will be 100mbps/120mbps? Or is it just the option for upgrading? Wonder how much it will cost ^^
  4. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +436

    And you would quickly move back once you see all the other bullshit you would have to deal with just to have fast internet.
  5. I live in the United Kingdom, Scotland. My connection speed, with Virgin Media is 1.5mb/s download and 0.4mb/s upload. That said, I do live on an Island (still connected to the mainland via bridge) but some people five miles away from me with BT get 7mb/s download. I'm guessing my line would have to be upgraded to get a decent connection overall, and Virgin aren't going to spend money on that.
  6. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +286

    What problems? SuperHub issues?
  7. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,797   +117

    I have to say I'm looking forward to using 120Mbps in the next couple of months, especially considering its at no extra charge to my current premium.

    That said, I'd like to see a massive improvement in upload speeds. Its all well and good connecting to most servers at well over 5.5Mbit/s but its an absolute pain that (at least domestic) users are capped at a 500Kbit/s upload rate.

    BT's equivalent service offers a upload rate nearly double that. If you're going to offer customers 120Mbps, you should be able to offer an upload rate at least 10-25% the download rate in my opinion.

    For those curious, this is what my 50Mbps Virgin Media connection gives me: [​IMG]
  8. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Oh let's see, I'd have to redefine my definition of football, learn to queue in a line, and probably cut my legs off at the knee so I can fit in their small cars (I'm well over 6'). That's enough bs for me, I think I'll stay here.
    Note, learning to use the metric system was not listed because that is, in fact, easier and more desirable than the convoluated system America uses.
  9. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    You gotta admit football makes a lot more sense when referring to soccer...
    The American version should be called handegg.
  10. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    They tried that one, but it got too messy and everything smelled after a couple days...
  11. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    If only US ISPs weren't so cheap.
  12. AlanCasseb

    AlanCasseb TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Live in Brazil and have 100Mbps in my home for over a year now...

    Just a thought.
  13. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    What I really hate, is that Virgin isn't possible in my area and BT Infinity is, but apparently, down my road only, I cannot get any packages even if I wanted to? Just makes no sense? I have only one option, ADSL2+ AnnexM which is what I currently have with BE, I really hope they offer Fiber one day, BE have always been one of the fastest ISP's times are changing, hope they can keep up!
  14. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,797   +117

    Once BT rolls out fibre to your local cabinet Burty117, you "should" in theory be able to get speeds of upto 80Mbps using copper based wiring. Those that have dedicated fibre to the workplace/home (FTTP) connections will be able to have faster speeds, up to 300Mbps once the roll-out completes.

    It will be interesting to see how Virgin Media develops further increases across its Fibre network over the next year or two, as BT would easily overtake them -- and will do once 300Mbps becomes available on a countrywide scale.
  15. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Higher bandwith is great and all, but what really matters for me as an online gamer is ping speeds. I get a down speed of 10Mbps and don't really see the use for anything faster, it streams 1080p videos fine.

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