Virgin Trialling 322Mpbs Broadband

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Earlier this week, I noticed that Virgin Media had upgraded my 152Mbps service to a whopping 322Mbps. Sadly, it was fairly short-lived - but here's what I can tell you about it. Using my SamKnows monitoring box, I'm able to see regular snapshots of my broadband performance. My 152Mbps service is usually rock solid -… Continue reading →

Why Are @VirginMedia Hijacking My HTTP Connections?

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an ISP in possession of a good Internet connection must be in want of a customer. One would think that, in these capitalist times, ISPs would compete over who could provide the fastest speed, the best service, and the lowest price. Sadly, in the UK, our ISPs seem… Continue reading →

Virgin Media Just Gave All Of Their Customers Plausible Deniability‎

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My current ISP is Virgin Media. They get a lot of stick for being a bit useless - but I can't fault the speed of my domestic connection. They recently upgraded me for free to 152Mbps downsteam (and a less impressive 12Mbps up). As part of this upgrade, they sent me an email stating: now… Continue reading →