Virgin Media Make UK History

"Virgin Media are making history yet again, trialing up to 200Mb broadband and dropping prices on existing packages."

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Virgin Media Make History, again!
Almost instantly after Ofcom produced their report which showed Virgin media gave the highest average speeds in the UK, they have announced they are launching their own laptop, dropping prices and trialing higher broadband speeds!
They say they have been upgraing their network for the last 18 months, almost tripling their network capacity and are now able to deliver up to 50Mb to over 12 million homes. To celebrate this, they will roll out a new pricing structuve for the 50Mb service from the 1st of September, this will see the price drop to £28 with a phone line or £38 without, to both new and existing customers. This works out to be around 20% cheaper per month and with the new DOCSIS 3.0 network it will provide higher speeds more often.
Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media said “As the first company to bring broadband to the UK ten years ago, the completion of our next-generation network marks another pioneering moment for internet access in the UK. We are delighted with the performance and reliability of our 50Mb service, and with the customer feedback. Now the roll-out is days from being complete, we’re ready to take 50Mb to the next stage of development and reinforce our leading position in the broadband market.”
To go with this 50Mb service price drop, Virgin have also told us that they will release a "freedom" netbook that will be optimised for 50Mb speeds and will be bundled with top of the line software. They bespoke netbook will be availabile in black and Virgin red, to both new and existing customers free with selected bundles.
Finally, Virgin are also trialing download speeds of up to 200Mb in Kent, and up to 10Mb upload speeds, which is yet another promising step in the world of broadband!
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11-08-2009, 16:30:15

The latest in the Tyr Series from Lian Li is announced.

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11-08-2009, 16:35:22

As a PC-X2000 owner i agree with the side mounted drive bays... first thing i did was rip them out and mount a couple of rads there :p

Prefer the front of the 2000

Also notice the PSU is at the bottom, first thing i did with my 2000 was shove the PSU downstairs.

Im sure this will be in the usual fantastic quality.... lets see how she mods though.

11-08-2009, 16:49:43

yes would like this myself enough room for me to move my home inside there :) but i am not a fan of tooless cases! :(

11-08-2009, 16:51:12

It does look nice, it is tall, but since it's not that deep it makes up for that. There is some space wasted here and there.

I wish Lian-Li would build custom cases, I have some ideas... sometimes I wonder what they are thinking and how much better products can get. Their designs are good (sometimes mediocre) but not great. What is great is the build quality. My design + their build quality = kings. :)

11-08-2009, 17:02:03


yes would like this myself enough room for me to move my home inside there :) but i am not a fan of tooless cases! :(

As far as I know, its only the expansion slots and PSU which are tool-less (drive bay tool less design can be replaced with good old screws). The tool-less design it good too, individual expansion slots and the PSU one is apparently very easy too.

11-08-2009, 17:18:26

As per my user-title, cue rampant cynicism...

If they made the perfect case they'd put themselves out of business once we'd all brought one. It's why Intel 920s can hit 4ghz but they've still not released one that is close to it by default. Or why GFX cards clock higher than the manufacturers do by default but they still leave them stock to enable them to release a faster one at a higher price point.


Really, it's in no companies interest to make the perfect product. So they constantly build in flaws so the next model will have "now with feature x" emblazoned across it.

11-08-2009, 18:18:36

It's called milking the market.

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