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VM latency on a par with TalkTalk's FTTC latency: Ofcom

Super solver

Gamers have long known this but the official stats make for interesting reading. 

FTTC packages generally have slightly lower median average 24-hour latency values relative to cable, with FTTC’s highest (worst) median latency
(12.5ms for TalkTalk’s 67 Mbit/s package) matching the lowest (best) cable latency recorded of the packages included (12.5ms for Virgin Media’s 516 Mbit/s cable package).

I'm not a Very Insightful Person (just a little bit, sometimes). I don't work for Virgin Media (but then nor do any of the offshore customer service agents).


Food for thought ...

One eye blink ( 100 - 150ms ) is 10 times the latency of a typical internet connection.

Dialled in

FTTC is definitely worse. I'm now on FTTP and during the transition phase I compared both (FTTC vs FTTP) and virgins latency was 15ms compared to 5ms (on FTTP) to a few UK websites. Not scientific but I did use the pretty much the same equipment (except on Virgin I used Superhub 5).