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@Bistna444 wrote:

We British people are way behind the states of USA 

 

they can get up to 10gbs service well jellous just saying .


you can get that here too, if you are willing to pay for it.
and there are plenty places in the "great" USA that have sub-par speeds. don't believe the trump hype, USA is far from being "great again".

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@Bistna444 wrote:

We British people are way behind the states of USA 

 

they can get up to 10gbs service well jellous just saying .


even in Europe they have a far better service

A mate in Holland gets I think 500 down and up 

while if we take 1Gig it be pathetic 50 up 

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as said above, you can get those services if you want, assuming you want to pay for them.
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Hes talking about a domestic line, not the business lines you keep referring to.

The UK is hugely lagging behind the EU in terms of domestic speeds for a reasonable price.

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there is no such thing as a "domestic" or "business" line.
if someone wants a particular service and is willing to pay for it then the "line" will be installed.

i'd be interested to hear what you define as "reasonable" though.

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@chenks wrote:

@Bistna444 wrote:

We British people are way behind the states of USA 

 

they can get up to 10gbs service well jellous just saying .


you can get that here too, if you are willing to pay for it.
and there are plenty places in the "great" USA that have sub-par speeds. don't believe the trump hype, USA is far from being "great again".


I'm having to agree with chenks again. Getting high speeds can be difficult. I'm reminded of a case related by Lon Seidman in Connecticut who was told by Comcast that he might be able to get their 2Gbps service, an attractive opion as he uploads a lot of stuff to various platforms including YouTube. However, an investigation revealed that his home was 19,375ft from the nearest suitable fibre splice, and the cost of bringing this service from other nearer fibre splices would be so high as they were not set up for 2Gbps that Comcast won't help. On a related subject there are many Americans who have no competing cable provider, including Seidman, so you are stuck with your monopoly provider. In Seidman's case, he has to make do with 300Mbps down and 12Mbps up.

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"there is no such thing as a "domestic" or "business" line."

 

I would beg to differ.

 

https://www.virginmediabusiness.co.uk/connectivity/internet-access/dedicated-internet-access/?intcmp...

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That's a leased line which is not under discussion.

VM offers residential and business packages with the latter having an SLA and a Hitron router instead of a hub.

 

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@CerkieGaming wrote:

"there is no such thing as a "domestic" or "business" line."

 

I would beg to differ.

 

https://www.virginmediabusiness.co.uk/connectivity/internet-access/dedicated-internet-access/?intcmp...


nothing stopping a residential property asking for it to be installed at their home.

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Well I have been told that yes the maintenance letter and work that was done on the 18th November was upgrading for the Docsis 3.1 and 1gig speeds. They said I should be able to get it in the next week. This was from when I rang retentions and they contacted the Faults team and the faults team said unofficially and off the record that yes it was definitely for the 1gig speed. So I wait another week and will ring up again.

Website still shows M500! as the highest speed I can get in my area though. Maybe it still needs time to update the system for my postcode area?

I suppose I will just have to be even more patient 😛