Can anyone in the Edinburgh area who has made the switch to Virgin Media's 2MB cable service confirm

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Guest, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    i) In terms of STM?

    ii) Are the speeds as advertised?

    If not how slow does it become?
    Is it anything like a dial-up connection? 56kbps

    Does the STM last beyond the stated hours?

    Is it dial-up speed most of the time, all through STM hours, and only good
    in the early hours or late at night, or not even good during those periods?

    How soon does the STM kick in?
    Say if I was watching a 200MB clip, does the STM kick in immediately once
    the monitored download level is reached? And once it kicks in is it even
    slower than the alledge 1MB downgrade you will apparently be reduced to?

    iii) Are there constantly dropped connections?

    If so roughly how often a month?

    I would ask Virgin Media, but I have a feeling they wouldn't be impartial.
    Guest, Nov 9, 2008
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    FlyerUK Guest

    depends, when I was on 2MB, then 4MB, it was mostly that, now I'm o 10MB, it
    varies, though still more than 4 ;-)
    Some folk on the 20MB seem to think so ;-)
    it lasts for 4 hours from when it's triggered.
    the moment you hit the trigger level, then your download speed drops by 75%.
    Upload is also affectede.
    it kicks in when you hit th trigger amount ;-)

    FlyerUK, Nov 9, 2008
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