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1gig or not?

My SH4 arrives today.

There seem to be various VM service pages, some say I can get 1gig others say 500 is the fastest. How can I actually find out if 1gig is available.

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Re: 1gig or not?

If you're getting a Hub 4, then you should be in a DOCSIS 3.1 enabled area which supports 1 Gbps, but seems VM only "release Gig 1 to Sales" when the whole town/city/district has been upgraded.  The only way of finding out is by phoning up and asking.

Be clear on what benefits you expect from going from 500 to 1 gig, because it won't help gaming, won't make any difference to content streaming, but it will make large downloads faster, and there's a pretty modest increase in upload speeds.  If you sit looking at "spinning circles" or download/upload progress bars for too long then it can be sound investment, or if you just want it for its own sake then those are good enough reasons, but don't expect the upgrade price to be anything like the deals on offer to new customers.  And if you're not reliably hitting your current contract speeds all day, every day, then don't upgrade.

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Re: 1gig or not?

I was on the 1 gig trial about 5 or 6 years ago! Taken an awfully long time for it to be available as a product.

https://www.virginmedia.com/corporate/media-centre/press-releases/superfast-broadband-comes-to-cambr...

Then about 2 years ago I was on the straight full fibre into the house up to 8gb trial 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47130989

Once ended going down to 350 was pedestrian.

 

 

 

 

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