Virgin Media broadband

David Fletcher kubuntu-users at
Sat Oct 20 16:21:52 UTC 2007

On Friday 19 Oct 2007, Graham wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 15:10:58 +0100
> David Fletcher <kubuntu-users at> wrote:
> > Is anybody else getting the impression that Virgin Media is shutting
> > down their broadband when they use bit torrent?
> > 
> Virgin Broadband have made it clear that they are putting a cap on
> downloads, particularly those downloads that use peer-to-peer systems
> (such as bittorrent) which they regard as the means by which
> "pirated" audio tracks and dvds are disseminated.
> Meanwhile, if you are a Virgin Broadband customer, don't use bittorrent
> to download the distro...or any other p2p service..
> -- 
> Graham

Seems strange to me, then, that here:-

they choose to host the Gutsy .torrent files!

I've contacted them directly about this issue, will let you all know what they 
have to say about it, if anything.


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