Bournemouth to get fibre broadband

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Cork Soaker, May 8, 2008.

  1. Cork Soaker

    Cork Soaker Guest

    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!
     
    Cork Soaker, May 8, 2008
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    Steve Terry Guest

    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
     
    Steve Terry, May 8, 2008
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    Ivor Jones Guest

    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
     
    Ivor Jones, May 9, 2008
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  4. 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.
     
    [email protected], May 9, 2008
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    Eeyore Guest

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

    Graham
     
    Eeyore, May 9, 2008
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    Graham. Guest


    A thread about shit broadband, and nobody has mentioned TISP yet.
    http://www.google.com/tisp/
     
    Graham., May 9, 2008
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    Cork Soaker Guest

    : > 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.
    :)
     
    Cork Soaker, May 9, 2008
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    Woody Guest



    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.
     
    Woody, May 9, 2008
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    Eeyore Guest

    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.

    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
     
    Eeyore, May 9, 2008
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    Cork Soaker Guest

    : 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.
     
    Cork Soaker, May 9, 2008
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    naza Guest

    naza, May 10, 2008
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    Cork Soaker Guest

    : I dont think this was ever real, I think it was one google's pranks.

    But you're not sure?
     
    Cork Soaker, May 10, 2008
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    Jones Guest

    That is the question

    Now here is the answere!
    Jones.
     
    Jones, May 10, 2008
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    Gizmo. Guest

    Gizmo., May 11, 2008
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