I've been with Virgin Media in the Bournemouth/ Poole area since it was Nynex, and generally had good service with broadband speeds coming in as advertised.
I'm paying for a 100mb/s service and until late last year I was getting a fairly stable 90 - 100 mb/s.
In November I noticed the speed getting slower, until last week Speedtest gave me a reading of 5 - 600kb/s (that's around half a megabit/second - or 1/200th of what I'm paying for). I called 150 and spoke to support who assured me that it would be fixed by April (didn't say which year though).
Tonight I was getting a flaky 5mb/s down and a nice solid 6 up. This looks to me as though contention ratios are through the roof and the infrastructure isn't there to support what's being sold.
How would Virgin feel if all of us who are affected paid for the actual percentage of the speed we're supposed to get! I know that the sppeds are advertised as 'up to', but there has to be a line drawn at a sensible point.
Come on Virgin - a goodly amount of compensation is due along with a nice portion of humble pie for you. Stop advertising speeds that you can't deliver.