I am going onto Sky Broadband 16MB, and today I phoned up Virgin media to cancel my 4 MB account. The lady said I will only get 2mb download speed. I live 795 metres from the exchange in a straight line. I thought I should get a higher speed than that. Is she trying to persuade me to stop with them?
Even if you only get half the speed that Sky promises It will still be twice the speed that you are getting from Virgin and £10 a month cheaper.Go for it.And the best of luck. Remember you need a BT phone line.
After dealing with Virgin I have come to the conclusion they will tell you anything to get you to sign-up/stay with them. If you don't already have a BT line the lady has no way of telling what speed you will get.
As johnnrocker says the cable to the exchange won't be in a straight line so in reality could be up to twice as long as straight line distance but even then you will get much more than 4 Meg.