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Old 26-04-2004, 08:58   #1
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[Merged] NTL Increasing BB Speeds Late Summer 2004

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3646825.stm

"Rival cable net provider NTL is also doubling the speed of its broadband services at no extra cost"

erm doubling speeds at NTL - is this true or a misprint?


ok later in the article it quotes Simon Duffy as saying the speeds will be 300 to 1.5 mbps - still not bad though!
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Old 26-04-2004, 08:59   #2
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NTL Doubling the speed?

According to the BBC website http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3646825.stm Dated Today (Mon 26th Apr)

"Rival cable net provider NTL is also doubling the speed of its broadband services at no extra cost."
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Old 26-04-2004, 09:02   #3
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Free upgrade ??

According to a report on the BBC site NTL are to upgrade all customers speeds by 50% for free

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3646825.stm
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Broadband battles

It is the latest salvo in the broadband battle, which has seen fierce competition between ADSL providers, which offer broadband over the phone line, and cable firms.

Speed and price have been the biggest issues as service providers offer paired down services, discounts and set caps on bandwidth.

Not wishing to be left behind, Telewest rival NTL is also upping the speed of its net connections for free.

Its services will start at 300Kbps, priced at £17.99, with the top end at 1.5Mbps costing £37.99.

"Our customers want more speed, better e-mail access and more newsgroups to enjoy, and that's what we're delivering," said NTL chief executive officer, Simon Duffy.

NTL has some one million residential customers and accounts for a third of the UK's broadband market.
Whether the speed upgrade will go smoothly is another question but the last one did for me. Here's hoping that the competition continues to heat up
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Re: NTL Doubling the speed?

So does this mean that we (NTL BB'ers) will get an increase of speed for not a penny more???
If so.........About time too.

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Re: Free upgrade ??

and will they be upping the usage cap by 50% as well ?
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Re: Free upgrade ??

Interestingly enough the BBC article states the following about the Telewest service:

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There will be no bandwidth cap on any of the services.
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Re: Free upgrade ??

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and will they be upping the usage cap by 50% as well ?
Always the optimist Erol Who knows? We will have to await an official statement from NTL on that but I would expect not. More likely is a 50% increase in email problems
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Re: NTL is also increasing speed of its broadband services

1.5 Mbps - oh well, I was hoping for 2M but it's a start.
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Re: NTL Doubling the speed?

free upgrade dont be silly 1mbit service is going up to 37.99 but you get extra.5mbit speed increase so you'll hit the 1GB cap that bit quicker

150k service up to 300 k and 600k to 750 to match BY upgrade of their 512k service

tw posting price at 25 for 750k so ntl would be mad not to match it. (NTL MAD bot to what am I saying>>>)
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Re: NTL is also increasing speed of its broadband services

1st I've heard of it.

Doubt the BBC would get it wrong and attribute a quote to Simon Duffy.

Hopefully it'll be true. It will make the £3.00 hike for the 1Meg a bit easier to take.
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Re: [Merged] NTL Increasing BB Speeds

I'd like to see higher upload sppeds as well... 256 up would be nice!
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Thumbs up NTL to up speed for free?

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worth a look, seems NTL is a bit behind in the top line speed! But we will have to see what NTL offers, however the *free update of speed seems nice.

*although they are bumping up price I don't mind paying that little extra for 1/2 meg more. However of course it all depends on NTL's infrastructure will it be stable enough...
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Re: NTL to up speed for free?

ok so I am late posting, and should have scanned the forums.

I am scum, forgive me
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Re: [Merged] NTL Increasing BB Speeds

It's certainly an interesting and welcome development...is there any official line on this anyone? (Apart from the BBC of course who don't seem to be to work out that 50% increases are not double..LOL)
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Re: NTL to up speed for free?

Ok so maybe I will stick with the 1MB line, what will the upload be on this. Still 256k or a bit more. And why is uplaod so far behind, is this where the bandwidth goes?
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