Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsCell Phones & Plans · 1 month ago

Virgin media internet speeds?

I got a virgin media broadband some time ago.

Apparently I get 100 Megabytes per second. But when i try it it is way lower.

So my question is, does virgin media show internet speeds as megabits per second or megabytes per second?

Because i want to know if I am getting 100 Megabytes per second or 12.5 megabytes per second. (12.5 megabytes = 100megabits)

2 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    Network speeds are measured in bits per second. So your ISP advertises 100Mbps (Megabits per second), for instance. However, your web browser and other programs usually display the speed in bytes per second (MBps). There are 8 bits in a byte, so if you divide 100Mbps (Megabits per second) by 8, you get 12.5 MBps (Megabytes per second). Its the same speed, just with a different unit of measurement. What's more? 1,000 meters or 1 kilometer? 5,280 feet or 1 mile?

    Look at your Internet bill to see what speed package you have and compare that against a speed test website, like or It is bset to do this on a wired connection instead of Wi-Fi.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    This is the max that some people MIGHT  get. This is their story to make people sign up.

    Every provider says the same.


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