I use Virgin Broadband’s top 50Mb cable package. I do so much work on the internet that I think the cost is justified. It’s lightening fast.
But it is not very reliable.
As I write this, it is 5:10 in the morning and the internet is down again (I will have to post it later). I’ve been up for over an hour, and I’ve done the routines of restarting the router and switching the cable modem off and on. I would be on the phone to tech support if it weren’t so early and I would wake up the rest of the house.
I have times like this every few weeks. I constantly have to reboot the router. Sometimes it works, but other times I just have to wait. I believe in moving everything to the cloud – except for this. No email, no net, no Spotify. During baseball season, it means I can’t watch Padre games in the early morning hours (I can watch San Diego night games at 3:30am in England).
I know some people who live in remote areas where they have no internet or very basic dial up service. It’s almost unthinkable now.
Even people with 2Mb broadband have a terrible experience. Back when I had 8Mb Orange broadband, the performance was terrible in the evening. I don’t get that with Virgin. I love it. If only it didn’t go down so often.
If you are considering Virgin Broadband. This is something you may want to think about. Of course, it could be a faulty switch in my area or something more local like that. If you have Virgin, I’d be interested in the experiences you’ve had.
I’m going to a client site today. Hopefully, it will be running again by the time I get home.