This is the company that promises unlimited downloads, and then cripples your stream if you exceed their limit - but still claim that as they don't stop your downloads their limits don't count as limits
15 posts • joined 13 Jul 2010
The power that be concentrate on the 'fastest' speed to 2 main reasons, in my opinion. First it's a nice headline, "The UK now has the fastest broadband in Europe, with speeds upto 1GB" sounds really good. The fact that you can only get 1Gb if you live in a 200 square metre part of London can be kept quiet.
Second, it's easier to fudge: Broadband can move from 'upto 8mb' (average speed 2.51 mb) to 'upto 16mb' (average speed 2.53 mb) quite cheaply and easily, with OFCOM's blessing as well
Are you in the UK? If so the Sale of Goods act is your friend for this. The item must be fit for purpose - so if you buy a touchscreen 'phone on a 2 year contract it must work properly, with reasonable care on your part, for at least those 2 years (I also believe that it is also up to the manufacturer to prove you didn't take that reasonable care).
For faster speeds on Virgin's notwork, you need to have the new 'super modem' which has a built in router - much like the standard ADSL type.
I think the BigYin's problem is that you have to have their modem/router, even if you just use it as a passthrough for a decent router - hence the comment about 2 devices.
I found my Virgin supplied router to be quite poor and have a separate DSL router plugged into it, to run my network.
$92.8 fine and a total cost of $156.6 might be a lot to us (OK it's fantastically huge for us), but to him it's 9.3 and 15.6 % of his total wealth respectively. (And that's if he only has $1B exactly and not more)
Another way of looking at it is they've left him at least $844 million to survive on. Somehow I think he'll manage.
The only real penalty here is the 11 years (reduced for overcrowding) in the Florida country club
Personally I think the fine should have been a percentage of his wealth, and a large percentage at that
His 'phone "explodes", so the first thing he does is rush to his wife's work so she can take pictures. Once they have been taken someone calls 911 to report the emergency incident that is a cut on his ear. If it was so important the he needed an ambulance (why else 'phone 911?) why didn't he drive himself to the ER instead of his wife's school.
The cynic in me feels that the word 'compensation' was involved in the thought process long before the word 'ow'.
Maybe Virgin should stop massaging the truth, if they want some credibility with this.
To quote from their http://www.stopthebroadbandcon.org/ site: "You should be getting what you pay for"
Yet, their "traffic Shaping" means I now get about 5Mb connection in the evenings, whilst paying for 50Mb.
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