Virgin Fibre Optic Broadband - Is it what I want?
TV - Currently have sky hd box and sky subscription. Circa £35 a month
Phone - Rental through Primus circa £8/9 a month. Phone is never used (to make calls) as Mrs and me both have mobiles which we make all our calls on.
Broadband - 2MB via Orange. FREE with mobile phone rental (old deal which is still honoured).
A 2MB broadband connection isnt always brilliant. My Billion router is downstairs with various bits of paraphinalia plugged into it.
I have An Apple Mac upstairs, along with a Sonos box and I do suffer from periodic unable to connect to internet problems and even downstairs close to the router the speed can sometimes be frustratingly slow.
I have tried those AV home plugs but they just dont work (in my house).
I'm happy with the TV (as happy as one can be with sky) but I really have no need for a land line so I have thought about getting rid of it (saving £8 a month which I can put towards a better broadband solution). A problem there being that if I do, I lose my broadband ability alltogether!
I have always had a thought that if I upgraded my broadband I would want fibre optic and Virgin are the only one I know of that say I dont need a phone line to install it.
I would probably go for the 30MB fibre optic solution from Virgin. Any comments good or bad from any existing Virgin customers?
Will a 30MB fibre optic solution help with my computer (and other devices) upstairs which sometimes struggles with wifi connection from the current billion router downstairs?
If not (a bit of an off the wall one question here) Could I keep my existing router and plug it in to my Apple mac via RS232 upstairs and ALSO use the virgin solution downstairs? So have two home networks in effect.
Any feedback/comments welcome