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Old 07-09-2021, 22:45   #271
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

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I notice Cambridge is now enabled, does that have any relevance to Ipswich? Any areas I should look out for as bellwethers?
Cambridge and Ipswich aren't closely related. Colchester is the only other hubsite down your way.
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Cambridge and Ipswich aren't closely related. Colchester is the only other hubsite down your way.
Ah well, thanks!
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Old 08-09-2021, 05:23   #273
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

Oxford now enabled - SH4 on its way.

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Getting our upgrade Friday. Self install SH4, will probably set to modem mode to keep things easy.
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Nottingham is actually pretty fragmented in the VM network. It's split across Nottingham, Clifton, Basford, Mapperley and Stapleford hubsites.
I'm connected to the Basford site, no idea about my brother, he lives in Hyson Green.
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

Very interestingly I have just had another text from Virgin saying their will be service disruption today as they are upgrading the network and it will be complete by 18:00 so fingers crossed.
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

What uses are you guys finding for 1gig? I'm struggling to find one (over 500) until they up the upstream
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I'm connected to the Basford site, no idea about my brother, he lives in Hyson Green.
He's on Nottingham.
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What uses are you guys finding for 1gig? I'm struggling to find one (over 500) until they up the upstream

Well last night I unexpectedly had to re-download a film.and on my 500mbit connection it took just over 2 mins at 64MB/sec. When I saw Paul's message that Nottingham had been upgraded I knew I would follow shortly and started thinking how I would notice the change. My new router will give me a throughput of 110MB/sec which means a film will take less than a minute and tv episodes will be 5 or 6 seconds.
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Old 08-09-2021, 14:36   #279
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

Just became available in my area recently, I tried to use live chat to upgrade but they're fairly insistent I pay the full 62 (Gig1 broadband only) plus 35 for a Hub 4.

It seems pretty much nobody is getting the monthly price lower, but can they be made to lose the "activation charge"? Seems daft when they're handing out Hub 4s to certain areas for free and to new customers...
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

Just for the record, I'm on Nottingham (Basford).

The upload is 52 mbps (I think), so I'm deciding if thats worth the 62.
My current deal expires in Feb 2022, so that may be a good point to consider upgrading.
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

So out of interest how much more are people being asked to pay?
From UO 600mb/s I was told I would need to pay 35 for the Sh4 and 6pm extra sub on a new contract.
At 6pm I snapped it up so did not quibble over the fee. Sky charge you an admin fee for every change on package.
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I notice Cambridge is now enabled, does that have any relevance to Ipswich? Any areas I should look out for as bellwethers?
Ipswich is having te network upgraded at present and will have Docsis 3.1 enabled Oct/Nov, poss end of year.
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So out of interest how much more are people being asked to pay?
From UO 600mb/s I was told I would need to pay 35 for the Sh4 and 6pm extra sub on a new contract.
At 6pm I snapped it up so did not quibble over the fee. Sky charge you an admin fee for every change on package.
The step up from UO 600mb depends on what you were paying. I was paying 85 a month and was quoted 111 for the 1 gig upgrade with sky cinema UHD addon included.
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sounds like you are paying 6 for bb and 10 for movies which is pretty standard
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I was on 95 and they made it 101 - + 35 one-off. I guess it is down to who answers the 'phone.

I see the new contract fee for UO is now 85.

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