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Virgin Media confirms December launch for 100Mb broadband

Postby BenL » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:28 pm

Good news - if you live in the right place! Hopefully their competitors will follow...

Virgin Media has announced the rollout of its 100Mb broadband service, with today's launch of pre-registration for the service.

The service will be on offer across the company's cable network, which currently reaches nearly 13 million households.

Parts of London, the South East and Yorkshire, will be the first to get the service in December, with the roll-out expected to be complete by mid 2012.

Not only will the 100Mb service allow staggeringly quick downloads of music and movies – a TV show in around 30 seconds, suggests Virgin – it will also come in to its own when used by multiple people in one house.

Neil Berkett, chief executive office at Virgin Media, said: "The launch of our 100Mb service is a significant milestone in the UK's broadband evolution and a vivid illustration of the power of our next generation network."

As well as providing 100Mb download speeds, the service will also deliver 10Mb upload speeds. There's also a new custom built energy efficient combined modem and wireless ‘N’ router, with the potential to deliver speeds of up to 400Mb as new services roll-out in the future.

Virgin Media suggests a typical family will be able to get the new ultrafast service for as little as £35 a month when bought in a bundle, or just £45 per month when bought as a sole product.



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Re: Virgin Media confirms December launch for 100Mb broadband

Postby MattSPL » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:33 pm

The most i can get is about 7mb where i live :x
And i only live about 12 miles from Dublin city centre. 25mb is the max in Ireland at the moment, with 50mb fiber broadband just being released in some areas.
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Re: Virgin Media confirms December launch for 100Mb broadband

Postby AlmaataKZ » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:40 am

the most I get is 1.5 Mb. and that is central London! :evil: With no plans of upgrades!
lots of places are by far ahead on the internet. Seoul, for example, has 1Gb as standard!
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Re: Virgin Media confirms December launch for 100Mb broadband

Postby kingabs » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:10 pm

Im on VM 50Mbs service right now even though i own my own ISP.

www.titan-adsl.co.uk

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Re: Virgin Media confirms December launch for 100Mb broadband

Postby MattSPL » Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:03 am

VM must be good then is it? ;)
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Re: Virgin Media confirms December launch for 100Mb broadband

Postby kingabs » Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:31 pm

To be honest for overall throughput speed its pretty good, web browsing and ping my network see's an average ping of 8ms and general wen browsing on my network is really punchy im not saying that because i own an ISP but we generally have a good following and signup rate because of our gaming side.

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Re: Virgin Media confirms December launch for 100Mb broadband

Postby MattSPL » Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:49 pm

kingabs wrote:To be honest for overall throughput speed its pretty good, web browsing and ping my network see's an average ping of 8ms and general wen browsing on my network is really punchy im not saying that because i own an ISP but we generally have a good following and signup rate because of our gaming side.


Sounds good. One of my friends is big into Warcraft
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Re: Virgin Media confirms December launch for 100Mb broadband

Postby kingabs » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:47 pm

Ask him to give us a call or tell him to check us out here www.titan-adsl.co.uk

I do still have some other unlimited packages which i don't have on the site anymore but still sell them mainly to business users locally.

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Re: Virgin Media confirms December launch for 100Mb broadband

Postby MattSPL » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:04 pm

kingabs wrote:Ask him to give us a call or tell him to check us out here http://www.titan-adsl.co.uk

I do still have some other unlimited packages which i don't have on the site anymore but still sell them mainly to business users locally.


Were in Dublin though, so would that be a problem? He uses Chorus for his tv and internet these days as they were cheapest and offered a decent speed.
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Re: Virgin Media confirms December launch for 100Mb broadband

Postby kingabs » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:39 am

We can do a fully unbundled phone and broadband service for £25.79 a month with pings averaging at 10-15ms.

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