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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: buggering Virgin Reply with quote

For the past while I've been uploading at a good rate because I was using the various proxy servers that Virgin took over when they bought NTL, but they've now shut them off. this means that my upload speed is back down to 55k/s on transfers via sendspace etc (torrents are fine still), so any shows that I do will now be back to taking about 40-50 minutes to upload.

This is bloody annoying as I'm paying 35 a month for a service that's no better than a lot of other companies offer for less than half that. I'll have to see about getting a new service as getting slowed down again is a real drag...
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Brown Sauce



Joined: 07 Jan 2007

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't they have some shite called "fair use policy"? stay well clear ...
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Griffo



Joined: 24 May 2006
Location: Staffordshire, England

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, "traffic management". Instead of upgrading their hardware to handle the new 20meg service they just throttle us angry
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Mandy



Joined: 07 Feb 2007

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting to see if virgin/ntl confirm what the upload speed should be for your "top-level" service. It used to be around 720 Kbps

Wonder what the published upload speed is on their mid-level service is now.
It may be worth switching to the mid-level if the upload speed is the same.
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Griffo



Joined: 24 May 2006
Location: Staffordshire, England

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Current Services:



Those are the current services they provide according to their website. Notice how they have added in "up to" now?

Also, i swear they did an 8 meg service before?

I know someone on the 'L' package and they can hit around 55kB/s on torrents etc.
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Mandy



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am still seeing 89KB/s upload speed on XL
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