Virgin Media 100mbit.

Discussion in 'Submitted News' started by LordOfLA, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    I called virgin Media today about their VIP standard package (works out cheaper to get tv, phone and broadband from them than from be, BT and sky).

    I asked them about the suggestion on hexus.net that they were planning on offering 100mbit cable services. To which the answer was an enthusiastic yes. Though I wasn't given an ETA it was suggested it would be "soon".

    Take "soon" with as much salt as you want, though those in a cable area may want to seriously consider moving over right about now.

    VIP Bundle: http://allyours.virginmedia.com/websales/product.do?id=11029
     
  2. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    I'm so freaking jealous right now. I got 768 and I pay $70/month now. And thats with a discount for bundling other stuff. God I hate small towns and DSL!!
     
  3. LordOfLA

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    No need to get too jealous. They've been saying 100mbit cable was "coming soon" since the mid 90's over her in the uk :)

    I do however believe they are very close to offering it (say 6-12 months) based on the very enthusiastic "oh yes!" when I asked about it before signing up.
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I think Virgin are going to be taking cable in the right direction at last. Telewest did a good job of providing stability, and NTL did a good job of delivering nothing but false promises, perhaps we'll see cable overtake DSL at last... or at least I hope so.

    I also hope that my town becomes cable enabled soon :D
     
  5. LordOfLA

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    it would be faster to move to a cable enabled street...
     
  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Not bad, the missus is on Virgin now (I guess?) - I suspect its only good in central London though?

    Or at least near the isle of dogs.
     
  7. LordOfLA

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    My folks are on virgin (used to be telewest) they've never had a problem. Had the same IP for ages too though they don't get a static IP.


    My virgin install date is March 9 for all 3 services. I'll let you know how things go :)
     
  8. AL.F

    AL.F OSNN Junior Addict

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    100Mb is currently on trial

    You may see 20Mb being offered soon maybe even 50Mb

    Don't hold your breath for 100Mb!!!
     
  9. AL.F

    AL.F OSNN Junior Addict

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    If you have a router it will stay the same unless you reset it!
     
  10. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    You'd probably have to have it offline for a bit a most DHCP servers cache the leases and will give the same IP back within a certain time frame.
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I hate the fact that's horribly true :D


    *Goes house hunting*