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20Mb connection has arrived!!!

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by noelg24, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    Yep as of early sunday morning, Virgin Media upgraded us to 20Mb...so I decided to test the download speed...and so far I have managed to get a top speed of 1.7MB/sec :eek: yowzers!! :biggrin

    I cant wait to get my own flat (this weekend) and its full on 20Mb connection all the way for me yippee-ki-ay!!! :biggrin
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    cool, I can only get a measly 2mb
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    I can get 10Mb here... but I can't see spending the additional monthly cost to go from 3Mb to 10Mb.
     
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  4. Theprof

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    I can get 20 here also, but too much money. I get 5Mb which is perfect for me.
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    I think they (phone & cable companies) need to increase the quality of the lines so a decent line speed is available.

    I consider anything below 8 meg crap, but they need to give decent subscription prices, and as I have said above I only get 2 which is s***
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Decent line speeds are available... just not in your area, and/or not at your price range.

    Why is anything below 8 meg crap? Torrent much? :blink
     
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  7. ThomasMc

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    i get a 24meg service from a company called BeBroadband, although i can only manage about 19meg due to distance but for £24 per month i can't complain
     
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  8. greenbrucelee
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    No I dont use Torrent but when I do download something I want it quickly, I dont want to wait for hours for some game patch, for example I downloaded a free trial of wow the other day 3.16gb in about 16 hours
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

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    that is very slow even if your on 2mb downstream, im on 2mb downstream, and its not that slow, whats your ratio 50:1?
     
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    I am not sure but, I was told that Blizzard isnt very good
     
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    How far are you out of interest?

    Be told me im too far and the exchange is half a mile as the crow flys or about 10 min walk lol

    Virgin are a ripoff, £38 a month, 20mb when you only get 5.5mb due to oversubscribed lol
     
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    If I am downloading i usually get 238kbs
     
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  13. Theprof

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    That seems about right on a 2Mb line.
     
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    The strange usage policy where if you download too much your line speed is limited, still applies on the 20mb line right?
     
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    Agreed
     
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  16. noelg24

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    unfortuneately yes :( but when it hits full speed, it hits full speed :biggrin
     
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  17. ThomasMc

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    I'm approximately 528 meters = 0.32808399 miles from the Ibrox exchange (straight line distance)
     
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    For the cost difference between a 2Mb and 8Mb+ line, you could buy WOW and not have to wait on it at all. ;)
     
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  19. BosonMichael
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    Actually, if you've got a 2Mb line, you're probably getting 238 KBps... not 238 kbps. Remember that Big B is different from little b. B = Bytes... b = bits. There's 8 little-b bits in 1 Big-B Byte.

    238 KBps x 8 = 1904 Kbps... approximately 1.9 Mbps.
     
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  20. greenbrucelee
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    Sorry BM a slight gramatical error, but you knew what I meant anyhow:D
     
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