Virgin to trial 200 Mbps service – in ENGLAND


Hey, you could use fast Internet, right? Like 200 Mbps speeds, right? Like fast fast fast. Like so fast you could cough between saying “lightning” and “fast” and during that cough you could download like all kinds of porn. Well, Virgin Media is offering 200 Mbps service in Ashford in Kent, a tiny town in Southeast England.

The pilot will run for 6 months and there is no pricing available. Considering most folks use about 1 Mb per day, really – email and web browsing isn’t very intensive – it’s hard to see them rolling this out at a higher price point than the current 100 Mbps services available. That is until people realize they can stream HD movies like a dream.