I live in Bermondsey and experience since 10 days big problems with my internet. Is someone else having also difficulties e.g. very slow connection, not opening sites at all etc.? If not I might consider buying a new pc...
Keeping a regular eye on my broadband speed, my Virgin Media speed has steadily decreased over the past year. I have put this down to an influx of new customers since late at night/early morning it is nearly as quick as it once was.
However, because it is cable ADSL, there isn't a filter that plugs into the telephone socket (like you get with a BT line).
One of the main culprits for your broadband slowing is not only the usage at peak times, but the fact you're probably sharing the same wireless channel as loads of other people.
Download netstumbler or istumbler if you're on a mac, see what channels people are using around you. Force your wireless router to broadcast on a specific channel (instructions for this are so varied from router to router there's no point me even trying to explain here), one that's not currently in use.
I would like to thank to all of you for your answers, I also got the web site: www.bandwidthplace.com and it looks like my connection is so bad I can't work at all. Someone from Vergin is coming over to check.