The news that Virgin Media 50Mb broadband is on special offer is great news if you are a big Internet user, like I am.
50 Mb broadband must be amazingly fast, and of course it really opens up the possibilities of online movie streaming and a superb gaming experience, if you are into that.
To try and get a feel for how fast 50Mb would be, I checked my current broadband download speed – 4.7Mb.
That’s not bad, actually (though sadly I’m subscribing to an “8Mb” service), however a full 50 Mb would be ten times faster. Wow!
With the Virgin Media 50Mb broadband deal of £18 for the first three months, this is very well priced. Their subsequent monthly price of £28 per month is still very good for those speeds.
I would subscribe to that deal today, however I have a problem. I don’t have cable and you can only get the Virgin Media services via cable.
It will be a long time until 50Mb is available through the telephone system, although ADSL2 will allow 24Mb maximum download speeds.
Oh well, perhaps we should move to a house with cable.