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RudyOLB
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Virgin Media not suitable for streaming games

I wanted to start streaming but with traffic management and current upload speeds it's not possible. I'm on 50mb tariff (because I don't need more download speed). And 3mb of upload is for me some kind of joke. Allright now it will be 5mb of upload because I did the upgrade to 70mb download, but after one hour it will go back to 2.5. With BT and 70mb tariff you are getting 19mb of upload and no traffic management. I'm also doing gameplays and uploading 4GB video overnight it's not fun.

I phoned customer services and guy didn't knew what streaming is. Really? You are working in a broadband company and doesn't know what streaming is standing for!? After I explained to him what streaming is, he told me I can change the package to the highest one. Thatąs great but I donąt need 200mb of download because Iąm will not use it in full. I even wanted to pay more just to get my upload speed higher, but no they can't do that.

So my question is to the Virgin media employees. What you gonna do to resolve this issue. Because it's not only me, there are many people who want to stream games but they can't. In my case I'm just waiting for my contract to finish and I'm moving away.

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Bartman007
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If your hell bent on upload speed for reliable streaming then BT (or similar FTTC provider) would be your best way forward, as you pointed out Option 2 on FTTC is far superior than the Virgin Media service, and the BT Option 2 on FTTC has no cap. I think VM have the slowest upload speed matched against other FTTC/FTTP provider, it all boils down to profit and share holders.

 

 

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legacy1
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Re: Virgin Media not suitable for streaming games

Have you tried a streaming bitrate of 2100Kb for uploading?

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arronlowley
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Re: Virgin Media not suitable for streaming games

go with bt infinity, if you want your download speed to drop when a  new customer joins your network lol, i went from 80Mbps to 66Mbps and they wouldnt do jack about it, upload speeds were good but still, there download speeds are poor in comparison to virgin.

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/ping/share/6c7f9a9f20c4b3cac9edc401f62167c3.html
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debilero
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Uhm if you want more uploadspeed you need a business connection. 30 up 30 down for a reasonably price I believe but I do not know if you can that as a lonely consumer.

Not enough competition means no change so let's hope your area will get real fibre soon. I am still waiting for ours but Britain is very slow for some reason in getting fibre to the house compared to other countries.

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AndrewHardy
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Re: Virgin Media not suitable for streaming games


arronlowley wrote:

go with bt infinity, if you want your download speed to drop when a  new customer joins your network lol, i went from 80Mbps to 66Mbps and they wouldnt do jack about it, upload speeds were good but still, there download speeds are poor in comparison to virgin.


LOL, Are you for real? Have you looked at the Speed sub forum on this website? Either you're on a wind up or you work for VM. Download speeds are poor in comparison to VM!

VM would actually have to provide a download speed above dial up first.

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arronlowley
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considering i have both a bt infinity line and a virgin line... i dont work for virgin so quit with the assumptions pal, i get a constant  200-208 down on virgin and my bt line is synced at 71 which has dropped from 80, ping is better yeah but bt are cons. 

 

you want proof? here you go (for vm) 

 

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this is supposedly 71 down, it never goes past 66 down even wired to router (bt)

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http://www.thinkbroadband.com/ping/share/6c7f9a9f20c4b3cac9edc401f62167c3.html
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SonarUK
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I can stream to twitch perfectly fine on a laptop or xbox one.




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arronlowley
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I can too, not had one issue with Virgin, some people get congestion others don't
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/ping/share/6c7f9a9f20c4b3cac9edc401f62167c3.html
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