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News Virgin to trial world's fastest cable broadband

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 21 Apr 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    All that bandwidth ready to be capped and throttled
     
  3. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    That's 192MB/s... meaning if you have a normal HDD, it's useless.
     
  4. TheLegendJoe

    TheLegendJoe Syntax error

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    I've got their 50Mb connection, and It runs @ 48Mb/s on decent servers, although steam often maxes out at only 2.6MB! Not fun :/ (should be downloading at 6MB/s)

    But 1.5Gbps? Awesome! Who'll need traditional digital television? No one (in a few years) :p Everything will run off broadband ;)
     
  5. matt...

    matt... Slacker

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    Am very jealous - I'm on a terrible connection that at times is slower than an old dial-up system (have recorded 0.02Mbps!!!) - not fun considering I'm supposed to get up to 10Mbps but as its an overloading issue and the problem doesn't exist during the day when everyone is at work then apparently the powers that be will do nothing about it :-(
     
  6. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    Sounds like the boost OnLive! (although I think they've partnered with BT) and other streaming suppliers were looking for.
     
  7. chris66

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    I too have the 50MB package. It is fantastic. I have seen download speeds with Steam at 5Mb/s.
    I paid triple what I pay for Virgin when in Italy, and a game would take 2 full days to download, but now it's under an hour - sometimes a lot less!
    It's great for the online movies for Lovefilm.com, too.
     
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  8. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    When can I have this in my house?
     
  9. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Sounds tasty.

    I really want Virgin 50Mb (or even 20Mb) cable but I can't get it in my area.
     
  10. j_jay4

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    What is the point of 1.5 Gbps if you can't download more than 1 Gb during peak hours without getting throttled to less than dial up speeds. Virgin suck!
     
  11. WarrenJ

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    10years?
     
  12. The Monk

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    Great! A few people will get ridiculously fast broadband.
    The rest of us will be stuck on ridiculously slow broadband.
     
  13. Lenderz

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    Change your steam download server to somewhere in Europe. I did that on my 50meg virgin connection and I sometimes max it out, I tend to bounce between Germany or Poland depending on whichever has the lowest load. The UK servers are some of the most busy.

    I think the real value in this service is if you've got 2+ Power users" using the service, two people downloading from steam whilst watching uninterrupted iplayer HD for example.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  14. TheLegendJoe

    TheLegendJoe Syntax error

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    they dont cap 50Mb + ;) I downloaded 200GB the first day of having it :p
     
  15. Unknownsock

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    I've learnt to live with my 4.5 Mb/sec ... :|
     
  16. TheLegendJoe

    TheLegendJoe Syntax error

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    Cheers! I'll give it a go when I get in
     
  17. chris66

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    I'll have to try that, too. I thought 5Mb/s download was good!
     
  18. maverik-sg1

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    It's the upload speeds of current broadband that gets to me - I have a 20mb service with a 768mbps upload - I'd happily sacrifice 5mb of DL speed for 2mb of upload speeds (having said that I;d probably upgrade to a faster service then) there needs to be a better upload.download ratio than is currently available.
     
  19. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Well, we currently download at a couple of hundred Kb/s, and upload is even worse, so consider all your in the Mb/s region lucky ;)
     
  20. Deders

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    Unless you have more than 1 computer sharing the internet connection
     
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