1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News Chesham gets UK's first 'Smart Pavement'

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 19 Oct 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    11,966
    Likes Received:
    1,573
  2. GiantKiwi

    GiantKiwi New Member

    Joined:
    6 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    427
    Likes Received:
    6
    Problem is - Virgin - You'll be lucky to get 56k throughput on a populated area.
     
  3. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

    Joined:
    11 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    1,425
    Likes Received:
    17
    Never had any problems with speed when we were on Virgin.
     
  4. thom804

    thom804 Member

    Joined:
    22 Oct 2009
    Posts:
    714
    Likes Received:
    6
    What this guy said.

    Been with Virgin for nearly 4 years, with zero outtages and maybe only 2 serious slowdown incidents that were identified and rectified within 6 hours.
     
  5. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

    Joined:
    16 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    12,857
    Likes Received:
    550
    I live in London and I get 180mb on Virgin.

    Anecdotal evidence on ISPs isn't worth a dime.
     
  6. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2010
    Posts:
    3,333
    Likes Received:
    321
    +1 for the "never had a problem with VM" crew. It might be a different story for those folks who get VM through non-fibre connections, of course, but I've been with them since 2004 and, with a few very minor outages excepted, always had a full-speed connection.
     
  7. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

    Joined:
    19 Apr 2005
    Posts:
    4,638
    Likes Received:
    150
    I think the biggest problem is not Virgin, but the issues caused by hundreds of people trying to access a single AP.

    Another problem is that Chesham, while a nice town, is not exactly a bustling metropolis to demonstrate how well this will scale.
     
  8. XXAOSICXX

    XXAOSICXX Member

    Joined:
    20 Apr 2011
    Posts:
    754
    Likes Received:
    14
    Ditto. I get 162Mb/s at home consistently with almost zero downtime. It ain't the cheapest, but I certainly can't complain about the speed.
     
  9. cps1974

    cps1974 New Member

    Joined:
    29 Apr 2014
    Posts:
    42
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm with Virgin fibre

    I live in a densely populated area, regularly get 152Mbps, very few outages in many years with them, what outages there have been you can count on the fingers of one hand with change left, and are fixed within an hour or 2 - I can only speak for my own service but wouldn't swap to any other provider
     
  10. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

    Joined:
    17 Apr 2010
    Posts:
    2,067
    Likes Received:
    112
    Same as above, I get 152 most days and have clocked 225 during off peak hours
     

Share This Page