Virgin broadband – not so fast!

I wrote a while ago about the speed of virgin broadband vs. Be but my internet has been feeling rather slow recently… So I decided to take another speed test.

For reference the previous test got 9Mb/s download and 0.49Mb/s upload. The old speed wasn’t too bad, but still wasn’t as good as Be provided.

Obviously this new one is slower – the question is why? this test was about the same time of day, and as luck would have it the same day of the week. Is July a quieter internet usage month that September? Or has my service just become over-subscribed?

I will certainly be thinking carefully when it comes to the end of my contract… as paying for 10mbit and getting 2.4 is hardly value for money…

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2 Responses to Virgin broadband – not so fast!

  1. Graham White says:

    Dude, that’s totally pants!

    I get 3x that speed on my “up to 8Mb” ADSL line.

  2. PHYSC says:

    I UNDERSTAND YOU COMPLETELY, IN A MANNER OF SPEAKING VIRGIN ARE NOW TOTAL SH@T/LIARS/FRAUDSTERS AND ARE CURRENTLY OBTAINING MONEY BY DECEPTION BY GIVING YOU LESS THAN THE CONTRACT STATES THEY ARE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH I AM HAVING A NIGHTMARE HERE IN THIS HOUSE HAD THEM 2YRS NOW ON A 20MB AND FOUND RECENTLY THEY ARE TONING IT DOWN REPEATEDLY GIVING LESS THAN A 1MB SPEED WHICH SHOULD BE FREE IF 2MB OR UNDER AS HAVE TV AND PHONE TO, THEY HAVE TURNED DISGUSTINGLY SLOW AND SHOULD BE PROSECUTED UNDER THE SALES OF GOODS ACT 1979 THE SALES OF GOODS AND I QUOTE “SERVICES” THEIRS BEING UTTER SH@T THEY SENT US A NEW MODEM FITTED IT YESTERDAY AS THEY ADMIT IT SHOULD HAVE GOT 20MB AND WAS’NT SPENT 35MINS TRYING TO GET THROUGH 1ST TIME THEY PUT THE PHONE DOWN AFTER 14MINS WAIT THEN GAVE BULL SH@T STORY IT IS THE MODEM SEND IT US SET IT UP AND SURPRISE SURPRISE IT’S STILL UNDER 1MB AROUND A 39TH OF SUPPOSED 20MB SPEED SUPPOSED TO BE AVOID VIRGIN AT ALL COSTS PLEASE AND SOMEONE PLEASE TAKE THEM TO THE COURTS FOR OBTAINING MONEY BY DECEPTION OR BREACH OF SALES OF GOODS ACT. OR BETTER STILL GET OUTSIDE BODY TO TEST EACH HOME’S SPEED THERE GETTING BY CALLING HOUSE TO HOUSE AND DOING CHECKS ON PEOPLES SPEED AND PASS IT’S FINDINGS TO TRADING STANDARDS ALL OF THEM I SHOULD IMAGINE WOULD BE ASHAMED BY THE RESULTS AND LOOSE ALL CUSTOM MAKING THEM BECOME MORE HONEST AND MORE RELIABLE BUT ABOVE ALL MORE “HONEST” SHOULD BE MADE TO REMOVE UNLIMITED FROM ADS IF NOT PROVIDING UNLIMITED AMOUNT OF DOWNLOADING AS IT’S FALSE ADVERTISEMENT AND SHOULD ALL BE MADE TO DO THAT AND TO GIVE EXACTLY THE SPEED THEY ARE SELLING SHOULD BE MADE A CRIMINAL OFFENCE NOT TO OBIDE TO IT AND THEY STOP IT. THAT’S MY VERDICT ON INTERNET PROVIDERS

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