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Virgin Media is predicting 200mbps downloads to homes in 2012. Currently VM are increasing their network bandwidth by installing DOCSIS 3.0 transmission technology and by switching off analogue services.

We are setting ourselves a vision of households using 200Mbps by 2012
Currently Virgin are upgrading their network to offer maximum download speeds of 50mbps.
The current technology that we're investing in to roll out the 50Mbps over the next 12 months has inherent within it that extra capability. We are trying to build a market here for high speed broadband; that market doesn't exist yet in the UK, and it's too early to be looking at over-regulation or wholesaling in that context

BT have also anounced plans to upgrade their copper network to fibre for 40% of homes.

 

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With the announcement of higher download speeds you have to wonder what's the point when ISPs are going to cut off your connection if you are suspected of file sharing.

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Virgin Media is predicting 200mbps downloads to homes in 2012. Currently VM are increasing their network bandwidth by installing DOCSIS 3.0 transmission technology and by switching off analogue services.Currently Virgin are upgrading their network to offer maximum download speeds of 50mbps.

BT have also anounced plans to upgrade their copper network to fibre for 40% of homes.

 

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With the announcement of higher download speeds you have to wonder what's the point when ISPs are going to cut off your connection if you are suspected of file sharing.

 

well, file sharing is not illegal, so I don't see why they would.

 

but thats pretty awesome!

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I wonder how much the STM limit is going to be. Them new daytime rules are really getting on my nerves becuase with just a couple of things (Podcasts, BBC iPlayer, Xbox Live etc.) and you hit the limit. Please VM, If you do read this forum then please remove STM on the new package (Ah, who am I kidding :D;)).

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well, file sharing is not illegal, so I don't see why they would.

 

but thats pretty awesome!

 

 

VM are to take action over suspected illegal downloaders and from what I have herd the way they suspect people of illegal downloading is high usage so who is going to want a 200mps connection if they cant use it.

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200mbit isnt really that much.. 100mbit is available now in many parts of europe if your nose is wide enough to make the payments. The real issue is what it will cost. Where I am you can get gigabit fibre.. but once again, I prefer not to remortgage my home just to pay for my internet pipe.

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Trust good old experienced Hagar not to be impressed. :P But I guess he's right, if it costs £100 a month then it wouldn't really matter to most people that VM are offering it. But I doubt it will be too expensive and even if it is, think about what the more affordable speeds might be by them, 100mbps maybe?

 

This new speed is amazing but the true question is what the new limits will be. If there anything as bad as what they are now, VM can keep their 200mbps.

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  • 5 weeks later...
VM are really pissing me off lately before the merger of NTL and Telewest and the subsequent rebranding, I had a solid 10mbps connection no throttling, the Sky basics channels and customer service were not rude ill informed and foreign.

 

Bring back Telewest.

 

I had NTL when I lived in Britain and I was pretty satisfied. When I left (February 2005), my download speed was 1.5MBps and I felt it was fast!

Here in Italy I had to start from 640Kbps again.

Now I have 7MBps and I don't expect getting more in the foreseeable future.

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