I live in Acton W3 London and have the (mis)fortune to have virgin media as my internet provider.
I’m on the 10M cable service.
It’s well known that I’ve previously worked for Zen Internet who I would still heartily recommend as an ADSL provider, but when I moved into my flat I didn’t anticipate remaining for over a year, and had no need for a phone line (I still have no need for one). After a protracted (nearly 30 mins) total cost of ownership assessment I forked out for the cable service from virgin media.
Being a sysadmin, I graph stuff. Here’s a graph of me to the BBC.
As you can see, for 50% of every single day, my connection turns to latency laden packet deprived crap.
I’ve no real idea why I’m posting this information here, other than to add another tiny little note to those of the other hoards of dissatisfied customers. I should change providers.