Not 100% relevant but hoping someone could help - reselling broadband?

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Ewanstrat

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Hi!

I'm currently on Virgin's 350 VIVID package. I live in a very rural area and am one of the few in the area that are cabled by VM. I was wondering if I could sell my internet onto others, the legality of it and whether anyone here has seen something similar? (Previously worked as a network engineer - know exactly what I need to do something like this). Financially it'd make sense for both me and people buying it from me - they'd have limited speeds (not nearly as bad as what they'd get buying their own!) and pay less. I assumed this would count as taxable income, which will put me into the next tax band according to this calculator (UK Income Tax Calculator 2017), as I'm extremely close to it with just my normal income. If this isn't possible because some clause in VM's terms, would it be possible on business internet or a dedicated line? I'm intrigued if anyone here has done or seen something similar and can tell me how that went.

Thanks in advance
 
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WHATAGOAL1

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not quite the same but next door has for years had a line to my router
Don't know about charging though.
 
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davemurgtroyd

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Is your VM account a domestic or business one?
 
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High usage perhaps?
 
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Ewanstrat

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PaulR

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Check your responsibility for items downloaded and places visited. Who would be held responsible, or at the very least an accomplice, if prohibited stuff such as terrorist information were downloaded? Or dodgy places on the dark web? Ordering illegal drugs?

You might say that none of your neighbours are like that but what about a change of neighbours?
 
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RichardCoulter

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Hi!

I'm currently on Virgin's 350 VIVID package. I live in a very rural area and am one of the few in the area that are cabled by VM. I was wondering if I could sell my internet onto others, the legality of it and whether anyone here has seen something similar? (Previously worked as a network engineer - know exactly what I need to do something like this). Financially it'd make sense for both me and people buying it from me - they'd have limited speeds (not nearly as bad as what they'd get buying their own!) and pay less. I assumed this would count as taxable income, which will put me into the next tax band according to this calculator (UK Income Tax Calculator 2017), as I'm extremely close to it with just my normal income. If this isn't possible because some clause in VM's terms, would it be possible on business internet or a dedicated line? I'm intrigued if anyone here has done or seen something similar and can tell me how that went.

Thanks in advance
I personally wouldn't risk it tbh.

Whereabouts are you (roughly)? I'm intrigued to hear about Virgin Media being present in a very rural area.
 
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You might not get a reply. Ewanstrat posted on May 23rd 2018, came back on May 24th 2018 and hasn't been seen since! Or at least hasn't signed in since then.
 
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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
You might not get a reply. Ewanstrat posted on May 23rd 2018, came back on May 24th 2018 and hasn't been seen since! Or at least hasn't signed in since then.
caught red-handed?
 
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RichardCoulter

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You might not get a reply. Ewanstrat posted on May 23rd 2018, came back on May 24th 2018 and hasn't been seen since! Or at least hasn't signed in since then.
I hadn't realised that, thanks for letting me know.

It would seem very odd for Virgin Media to be available in a very rural area for only certain properties, perhaps a main cable happens to pass on it's way to serve somewhere else?
 
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