Stop Virgin Media Introducing Bittorrent Throttling! sign now

Virgin Media is set to introduce Bittorrent throttling technology next year. This means that anyone wanting to use Bittorrent or similar services will no longer be able to (or with a severely degraded service).

This goes against not only net neutrality but, from a customers view, any fairness considering they advertise the service as "unlimited".

Virgin Medias CEO Neil Berkett has stated to The Register that the above is planned for mid 2009, meaning it is not too late to avoid this insane decision!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/16/virgin_bittorrent/

It is an absolute disgrace that Virgin, often regarded as the best provider of high speed internet required by paying customers for bittorrent etc, should turn its back on all its top service customers...does Berkett really think people will sign up for a 51 50MB service that is restricted??

I suggest that Virgin Media abandons this course of action and stands behind the principles that have made VM popular in the beginning (prior to Berketts appointment to the role!). Failure to do so WILL see XL/XXL customers leave like rats off a sinking ship!

Please Virgin, do not destroy an application that is leading the way in online distribution of data.

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in, otherwise register an account for free then sign the petition filling the fields below.
Email and the password will be your account data, you will be able to sign other petitions after logging in.

Privacy in the search engines? You can use a nickname:

Attention, the email address you supply must be valid in order to validate the signature, otherwise it will be deleted.

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Shoutbox

Who signed this petition saw these petitions too:

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in

Comment

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Goal reached !
50 / 50

Latest Signatures

  • 16 December 201550. David F
    Been on this service for a long time now, Looking for another Provider now, from 1 - 6.0 kbps to read the headers, Out of order. Are you a Virgin Media Customer? Yes, Soon not to be, unless its sorted out
  • 30 November 201549. Ahmed S
    I WILL leave virgin media if they continue their pathetic attempts to rip-off customers, including their current traffic management policy. Are you a Virgin Media Customer? Yes
  • 29 July 201548. Micheael M
    I support this petition
  • 17 July 201547. Iain C
    I support this petition
  • 02 April 201546. Lee C
    The average person is stupid. Nice job exploiting their pockets during the current credit crunch. For the few that can walk & talk at the same time offer a TRUE unlimited service at a price that is fair. Are you a Virgin Media Customer? For the time b
  • 25 January 201545. Nicholas S
    This is insanity. The Bittorrent protocol is one of the main drivers for demand of Virgin's high end services. If they throttle this protocol, there will be no need to use a 50MB or 20MB connection. Just browsing the web and checking your emails really do
  • 06 December 201444. Yalcin M
    HELP SAVE NET NEUTRALITY!!
  • 11 November 201443. Liam F
    I hate this - P2P is not an illegal service. Are you a Virgin Media Customer? Yes
  • 06 November 201442. Russell N
    I support this petition
  • 22 August 201441. Richard Z
    [email protected] /* */ Are you a Virgin Media Customer? Yes
  • 22 August 201440. Scott M
    Why is my upload higher than my download, 10mb service with a 0.25mb Speed... thats not throttling thats horrific and for what? Software updates. Are you a Virgin Media Customer? Yes, Wish i could switch
  • 18 July 201439. Adam W
    I support this petition
  • 07 July 201438. Lawrence B
    I support this petition
  • 11 June 201437. Matt K
    what happened to the internet being a free and open place? Are you a Virgin Media Customer? В
  • 04 June 201436. Matthew P
    Virginmedia would be happy if we all used our internet like we did on dial-up, i.e. browsing a few web pages and checking our emails. Sorry, but we pay broadband prices for a reason - to use it as it was intended. To download large files as and when we li
  • 23 February 201435. Kieran Q
    i think its pathetic i download anything i dont even use torrents and im penalised for patching my games its pathetic Are you a Virgin Media Customer? yes
  • 20 January 201434. Joshua E
    They have no idea of the data that is being traded over bittorrents and if they do they are spying on us! Are you a Virgin Media Customer? Yes
  • 05 December 201333. Rob Sosa
    I support this petition
  • 05 September 201332. Mara L
    excellent petition!That CEO is an ass...he said net nutrality was "a load of bollocks" Are you a Virgin Media Customer? YES
  • 20 May 201331. M J
    It's a joke, since Blueyonder was overtaken, VM has gone downhill. Offshore call centres, caps, throttling, what a joke. Are you a Virgin Media Customer? Yes, for over 7 years (back when it was Blueyonder)
  • 27 March 201330. Cmarshall Huff
    No point having 50mbit when youre limited to 512k during peak hours. Are you a Virgin Media Customer? yes
  • 05 March 201329. Jamie W
    I support this petition
  • 14 January 201328. David H
    I am planning on taking my business elsewhere and will influence friends and family to do the same. Are you a Virgin Media Customer? Yes
  • 16 December 201227. Azztuzz Dyer
    I support this petition
  • 24 November 201226. Tom S
    I support this petition
  • 11 September 201225. Simon C
    I support this petition
  • 03 September 201224. Vincent W
    All we want is what we pay for 10Mbps downloads at all times, with no restriction on what protocols can be used Are you a Virgin Media Customer? Yes

browse all the signatures

Information

Olga YoungBy:
ReligionIn:
Petition target:
Virgin Media Customer Service

Tags

No tags

Share

Invite friends from your address book

Embed Codes

direct link

link for html

link for forum without title

link for forum with title

Widgets