So, I checked on the website and my area is serviced by BT Infinity but I still have some questions:
Thanks a lot for your time.
As an ex Virgin Media customer myself I think I can answer you questions.
BT Infinity is exactly the same as Virgin Media Cable service inasmuchas it is fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) so distance from the exchange does not come into it.
When I moved from VM cable service I had a 1 month overlap as it is supplied in a different manner. VM's service is totally seperate from any other ISP.
ATM switchiong is free as they will not charge you for having a BT line installed.
BT Infinity is far superior to VM cable i terms of ping, latency and packet loss.
If you need more info i'll be back about 10.00 tonight.
I have both Virgin and Infinity, I used to have UK Online on a LLU exchange which was great to be fair then they were swallowed up by Sky. My Virgin 20 meg is ok but nothing special.
When I switched to Infinity the difference was like night and day, much better for gaming as that's all I do on it.
In fact it was great for about 3 days then something started happening that would reduce my speed and increase my ping, still ok but not as good as it was on first install.
The modem packed up and was replaced quickly, my down speed is now capped at 20000 and pings have trebled. This is the nightmare of DLM, many are stuck in this nightmare, search my posts for more insight.
Walkio has stated that his/her are VM do not have fibre optic service. They are selling rebranded BT broadband. So in his/her case its not totally diff 😛
Oooops! So he did. You are of course correct.