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National Average Speeds October 2012

Average download speeds increase during October, big improvements for Eclipse

Posted on 2012-11-01 17:59 in Announcements News Plusnet Eclipse Internet BT Virgin Media O2 BE EE

October 2012 saw average download speeds recorded by users of our Broadband Speed Test rise in comparison to the results from September's result, coming in at 18.04Mb. Average upload speed remained stable at around 2Mb.

Virgin Media's average download speeds have increased over last month to 33.43Mb (a 0.5Mb increase) and upload speeds remain stable at 2.17Mb. Fibre to the Cabinet provider Eclipse maintained second place with an impressive 3Mb increase to 17.31Mb for average download speeds, and increased by 1Mb to achieve 3.21Mb average upload speeds. BT Broadband held third place and also increased speeds, with download speeds averaging at 14.4Mb and upload speeds at 3.26Mb. Plusnet came in at 4th place with 12.58Mb download, an increase in speed since last month.

The best performing non-fibre-based provider was again BE and O2 (who share a common infrastructure) in at 5th place with 7.33Mb average download speed over their Local Loop Unbundled ADSL2+ service.

Orange are now trading as EE, and speed test results only include numbers from their fixed line broadband packages, and not their 4G mobile broadband packages.

Read more Broadband Speed Test Results for October 2012


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EXPIRED: Virgin Media: £75 credit and free installation on TV, phone and broadband collections

Posted on 2012-10-11 15:37 in Offers Expired Virgin Media

Virgin Media's TV, phone and broadband collections now come with £75 credit and free installation. This is an offer that stacks with the 6 months half price deal that is also currently in place on collections.

Virgin Media Essential Collection
Virgin Media Premiere Collection
Virgin Media VIP Collection

Line rental required at £13.90 a month. £75 credit available for online orders only. Classic Collection excluded from offer.


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EXPIRED: Virgin Media offer: Account credit on broadband taken with phone or television packages

Posted on 2012-09-06 16:01 in Offers Expired Virgin Media

Virgin Media are now offering account credits on all of their broadband with phone and television packages. Receive £30 credit on broadband and phone products, and £70 credit on broadband, phone and TV collections.

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Line rental required at £13.90 a month. Excludes Classic Collection. Offer is stackable with other current Virgin Media offers. Account credit will be applied to your first bill.