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ntl broadband speed changes. [Update 2]

# 22 January 2005, 13:47 by Cable Forum

We announced that ntl have plans to change and introduce more speed changes. Ntl have now confirmed that broadband speeds are to be increased to 1MB, 2MB and 3MB at existing prices. The new speeds are expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2005.

Simon Duffy, chief executive of ntl has stated:-

“To retain our leadership position in broadband, we will be increasing our ntl:home products in Q1 2005 to 1MB, 2MB & 3MB at existing prices this decision reflects our determination to ensure that we will always have the most competitive range of broadband products in the market place.”

Speeds are to be increased significantly, whilst remaining at the same prices. Also note the bandwidth caps that apply to each speed in brackets.

300K 1MB – £17.99. (5GB monthly usage allowance)
750K 2MB – £24.99. (30GB monthly usage allowance)
1.5MB 3MB – £37.99. (40GB monthly usage allowance)

These speeds will be rolled out to new customers in first quarter of 2005. Existing customers can upgrade to these new speeds by paying a £25 administration fee.

Latest Update We have received information (unofficial) from a reliable source that the following upload speeds will probably be applied to the new speed upgrades.

1MB = 100K
2MB = 200K
3MB = 300K

Please note that as of yet these are unconfirmed.

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