absurdly over subscribed
I amm all for network efficiency but virgin take the piss. Im making these numbers up but i suspect that they are not far off.
local network segment can support 20 customers at advertised speeds. they sell it to 200 customers and attempt to make it all fit by packet shaping, throttling? unfair use and peak time capping.
all of this rendered my vm 50Mbps connection unusable unless i set an alarm for 3am and stayed up till 9am.
the underhanded way they do it annoys me, all of the speed test sites seem to be exempt from their rules and it does take a bit of know how to identify the problem.
i have never before nor sinve experienced such a farcical network connection service in all my days. i bailed as a result of moving house.
I now have 150Mbps with none of the above rubbish, it works all of time peaktime or not, no bandwidth caps or fair use crap for 30 euro a month.
and they install brand new coax from the cabinet to my house. I had to move countries to get it though. The Netherlands may have its problems but internet access is not one of them.