Has anyone else checked their 1.1Mbps Virgin Broadband download speed using a speedtest like ADSLGuide.org test. I'm only getting 476kbps!!! Virgin support have looked into this and apparently it's down to BT who seem to think anything between 100kbps to a full 1Mbps is normal. As far as BT is concerned my 476kbps does not warrant further investigation.
Can we have a "straw poll" of average speeds carried out by other Virgin 1.1Mbps users please to compare. click here link above for speedtest.
Stuartli I've also used BT's own speedtest at the request of Virgin. (speedtester2.nat.bt.com). This was also low on 482kbps. Using your link I get 503kbps. I'm not too impressed with BT's attitude that anything from 100 to 1000kbps is acceptable for a 1meg service.
Further, when I originally signed up for Tiscali's 1MB service back in April I was actually getting up to 2.4MB - even when it was dropped to the 1MB service I've continued to get between 1MB and 1.5MB.
The Broadband Resource page indicates that my exchange at Harrogate has a green coded VP status. I think therefore that a survey of the local residents is called for. Then I can decide if Virgin are giving me a half speed service. (It's a bummer having to change email addresses and overall I've been happy with Virgin).