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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Virgin Broadband Speed upgrade....
Posted by: Julian Pavey
Date/Time: 07/12/15 13:59:00


All depends on the luck sometimes. Im not sure about how Virgin woks but normal ADSL broadband from the exchange or fibre optic from the cabinet on the street all work on Contention ratio.

For those unaware of why some ADSL broadband speeds are slow.

Non fibre (ADSL) normally has a ratio of 50/1 down to around 20/1 for business or better but more expensive packages. This means your connected to a block of bandwidth to share.

Lets say you on block one which consists of 49 other people sharing the bandwidth available. If 10 of those 50 are using it for gaming or streaming your going to suffer from slow speeds. The cheaper the broadband package the higher the contention ratio normally is. If your the only one on-line on your block your speed will be much faster. Bad luck if you have got 20 heavy users on your block as your suffer badly.

I think the likes of BT infinity is a ratio of 10/1 but its faster and also from the cabinet on the street and not the exchange so would not impact on anything your doing but speeds will still differ from times and days but without any problems to yourself.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Virgin Broadband Speed upgrade....04/12/15 10:31:00 Tim Garfoot
   Re:Virgin Broadband Speed upgrade....04/12/15 11:54:00 Iris Hill
      Re:Re:Virgin Broadband Speed upgrade....04/12/15 11:56:00 Tim Garfoot
      Re:Re:Virgin Broadband Speed upgrade....04/12/15 18:08:00 Carl Wynne
   Re:Virgin Broadband Speed upgrade....04/12/15 13:08:00 Iris Hill
   Re:Virgin Broadband Speed upgrade....04/12/15 13:56:00 Carl Wynne
      Re:Re:Virgin Broadband Speed upgrade....04/12/15 20:42:00 Christopher Bell
         Re:Re:Re:Virgin Broadband Speed upgrade....07/12/15 12:42:00 Tim Garfoot
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Virgin Broadband Speed upgrade....07/12/15 13:59:00 Julian Pavey
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Virgin Broadband Speed upgrade....07/12/15 14:25:00 Julian Pavey
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Virgin Broadband Speed upgrade....07/12/15 16:15:00 Michael Robinson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Virgin Broadband Speed upgrade....07/12/15 16:28:00 Andy Pease
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Virgin Broadband Speed upgrade....10/12/15 15:22:00 Tim Garfoot

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