...of why it's a good thing to be able to use a firmware of your own choosing.
25 posts • joined 20 Oct 2009
From >> http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Announcements/We-re-doubling-our-customers-broadband-speeds/td-p/958421
"Why do I have to wait for my Speed Boost?
Over the next 18 months we're going to be upgrading over four million customers. Doubling everyone’s speed is a pretty big job so it can’t happen overnight. Our engineers will be working as fast as they can to upgrade 38,000 street cabinets and 186,000km of cable (enough to go around the equator four times).
As soon as the network is ready and tested in a region, we'll upgrade everyone in that area as quickly as possible."
I used to work for VM 5 or 6 years ago. I was based at the Atlantic Pavilion.
Made some good mates there, some I am still working with today in my new job with a different company which is based on the 3rd floor of Atlantic Pavilion
This seems like a rushed announcement from VM in light of the new "agency workers" laws that are coming into effect this weekend.
Many of the employees at VM, as stated, are employed by external agencies and have been very unhappy with the lack of pay rises. In fact the pay is the same as 5 years ago. Starting wage for 1st Broadband Tech was £15k IIRC. Now its £12k.
VM / Adecco / IBM & Manpower are currently at logger heads with a union regarding pay, working hours, working environment etc etc.
Wouldnt surprise me if VM were going to close the site in a couple of months anyways.
Hell, they screwed me and my mates over when they "tested" off shore call centres.
@ all my mates who are feeling screwed right now:-
I just wont be the same, flicking ciggies into a bin without you there to witness the skill.
Good luck peeps.
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