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Broadband slow in afternoon/evening EH14

Paying for 200mps and it's fine most mornings but come the afternoon and into the evening it's dropping down to anything from 5mps to 115mps.

Service web page says that there are no broadband issues in our area. Well there are.

Virgin Media ?

http://beta.speedtest.net/result/5978395104

http://beta.speedtest.net/result/5980579580

http://beta.speedtest.net/result/5951360847

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The fault is actually over 2 years old; they changed the fault reference.

See my thread at http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Speed/Fault-in-EH14-over-2-years-resolved-without-fix/m-p/324851...

I gave up in the end, as it reached the point on my connection where I was under 5mbps on a 152 line and couldn't stream in the evening - my disconnection date was yesterday.  Good luck and if it ever gets fixed let us know Smiley Happy

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I went with Sky for all services.  I am on cabinet 1 from Pentland so was unable to get fibre, but as I'm close to the exchange I get a reliable 20mbps at any time of day.  It's crazy when ancient copper lines provide a better service that Virgin's fibre network but there you go, it's only costing me a tenner a month and I got half price TV.  It's a hassle to change, no doubt, but if you can get a decent speed elsewhere you should investigate.  A lot of the cabinets around here are being activated for fibre at the moment, the exchange work is done.  Otherwise, make sure you are being compensated, written complaints work best.


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Re: Broadband slow in afternoon/evening EH14

Slow speeds at peak times (typically 4pm-11pm weekdays and weekends) but full speed at off peak times is normally a symptom of high utilisation/contention in your area.  These peak time capacity issues do not get shown on the service status page.

Somebody from the VM forum team should be along in a few days (up to a week) to check your connection and can confirm if there is a known issue with your segment of the network. If that is the case they should provide a fault reference and pass your details onto another team who should inform you about your credit options for the lack of service via a PM. They should also be able to provide a review date for the fault. Note that it is a review date not an expected fix date and some customers affected by this kind of issue have been waiting over a year for a fix.

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This is the speed I am getting now at 23.06 hrs. 11.51mps download and 12.23 upload.

Paying for 200mps download.

 

Come on Virgin !!!

http://beta.speedtest.net/results?sh=8bd5efb8f4c646a81edf79f9091fa8bf

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FYI The forum team respond to the oldest post waiting for a reply. This means if you keep posting on the thread then it will bump you to the bottom of their list.

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Just been told it's an ongoing upgrade that will go on into April 2017. Ticket # F004926320

Funny as that is what I was told last year and was given a finish date for the work of 17th Nov 2016.

Come to the conclusion they just make up stories.

Very fed up !

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The call centre staff give out dates for this kind of work claiming that they are fix or finish dates when they are not.  They are in fact review dates at which time the network team will review the work done to increase capacity and plan additional work if necessary.

If you are fed up I'd recommend you look for a new ISP or if that is not a viable option then at least ensure that you receive some compensation for the lack of service from VM.

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The fault is actually over 2 years old; they changed the fault reference.

See my thread at http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Speed/Fault-in-EH14-over-2-years-resolved-without-fix/m-p/324851...

I gave up in the end, as it reached the point on my connection where I was under 5mbps on a 152 line and couldn't stream in the evening - my disconnection date was yesterday.  Good luck and if it ever gets fixed let us know Smiley Happy

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Goal, thanks for the heads up. All a bit of a worry really. Who did you move to for broadband ?

 

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Re: Broadband slow in afternoon/evening EH14

I went with Sky for all services.  I am on cabinet 1 from Pentland so was unable to get fibre, but as I'm close to the exchange I get a reliable 20mbps at any time of day.  It's crazy when ancient copper lines provide a better service that Virgin's fibre network but there you go, it's only costing me a tenner a month and I got half price TV.  It's a hassle to change, no doubt, but if you can get a decent speed elsewhere you should investigate.  A lot of the cabinets around here are being activated for fibre at the moment, the exchange work is done.  Otherwise, make sure you are being compensated, written complaints work best.