Virgin Media Internet Connection Problem

Image via Wikipedia I’ve been experiencing a couple of day of infuriating disconnections from our Virgin media (rebranded NTL) cable based Internet connection. During periods of connectivity I’d managed to look on-line and see that I was not alone. Before the desperation of trying to embark on the tortuous process that is technical support on…

What’s New?

My partner was using Google maps and Google earth the other day to find various places local as seen from above and was amazed to find that the results probably dated from at least five years ago as our old car car clearly (ish) been seen parked outside our old address and various newer buildings…

UK ISP Trio To Farm Personal Data

There are faint rumblings in the UK techie-sphere concerning a handful of the larger UK Internet service provider’s (ISP’s) signing up to a service called Phorm which will sit between the user and their ISP , in this case BT, Talk Talk and Virgin Media customers. All Your Data Belongs To Me Basically the service…

Carlyle May Re-Re brand Virgin

If private equity group Carlyle acquire Virgin media it may indeed remove the Virgin media branding in order to placate Rupert Murdoch and the ongoing ill will between him and Richard Branson. This would make NTL’s original re branding of its cable TV, Internet and telecoms company under the Virgin media name one of the…

NTL To Virgin To Private Equity?

First NTL tries to bury their chequered past and poor customer service record by spending £25 million re branding as Virgin Media together with throwing £10 million extra in to improve customer service. Then Virgin runs into trouble as the rivalry between the Murdoch Sky TV empire and Richard Branson resulted in several Sky channels…

Virgin Media Broadband ‘Shaping’ experience

It would seem that Virgin Media’s bandwidth throttling or ‘shaping’ is here and it’s making it hard for me to do very much. I’m not using torrents but I am listening to internet radio sparingly and uploading video content to my own space (no larger than 50Mb per day on average)plus by usual blogging and…

The Rich and Rupe Virgin media BSkyB spat continues

Richard Branson’s Virgin media group have filed legal proceeding in the high court over Sky’s withdrawl of their basic TV channels package from Virgin’s cable TV service. Virgin also hope to tackle the “onerous” rates charged by Sky in return for carrying some of Virgin media’s channels on its Sky TV service. The proceedings are…