Anyone with 20Meg Broadband in Cwmbran?

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  1. medicmanonet

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    Hi all,

    I am currently with Sky and am thinking of moving to Virgin Media for broadband and TV.:suicide: am I mad????

    Anyone here in Cwmbran getting 20 meg speed? What do you think of the service.

    I am sort of please with the price of the Sky broad band (£5 for 8meg) but BT ran my phone line to pontypool (10 miles away) and back before connecting it to my house:mad: Damn attenuation is 55 so I only get about 5Meg connection on a good day with a following wind. Short of diging a trench and laying a new line direct to the exchange myself my phone line broadband aint ever going to get better (my exchange is actually less than 2 Kms away so I should get like 16Meg).

    What is the VOD like for High Def content? I will get the V+ box so I can use soem HD feed (if any).

    hanks for your time.

    BTW Virgin says that my area can have 20 Meg cable so whoopeeee.!
     
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    I'm with Virgin 20mb and live in Newport, happy with what I've got. My brother lives in Ty Canol and has a Virgin connection, no probs with him either.

    As you can see below the speeds I get are pretty constant, happy with it.

    My results, 4th Sept

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    Todays test and result,

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    I've got the phone with them too, no TV package, hope that helps you m8.

    Just thought I'd point out that when downloading via torrents I hit over 2mb download speed, a whole divx film in a few minutes.
     
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    Hey,

    thanks for the reply. Seems like I need to get a deal with Virgin and ditch the sky broadband. 5Mbit is about max I can get on a phone line.

    Mind you I will have to pay sky a get out clause I thinks I still have 6 month to go (well £30 aint too bad though).
     

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