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    NTL ramps up broadband offering

    as title saw this artical on the BBC site Here

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    woo! nearly as quick as it is here at work
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    It's just a response to BT's free upgrade from 1MB to 2MB. Customers win.

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    I'm already on NTL's 3Mb and thats plenty fast enuf for everything I do atm..
    Would be nice to see some of the TV channels takign advantage of this and starting to braodcast over the net...

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    aren't they upgrading 3megs to 10??

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    http://www.ntl.com/mediacentre/press/display.asp?id=797

    • 10Mb to become the standard cable broadband speed for ntl customers

    • All ntl Broadband customers eligible for 10Mb upgrade at no extra monthly cost

    • Current 3Mb customers will be the first to receive the new service

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_s
    aren't they upgrading 3megs to 10??
    err thats what the link says.. whats yer point??

    i think their response to the bt thing was actually last year, when they went from 600k -> 2mb..
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    I used to work for NTL (networkdesign) and they had huge plans to have BB at between 10 to 22 mb's and then link it with cable TV, email, video phones and some other things through a digi box

    I've seen what the network system can do when the kits new and the supply of power isn't spiking all the time - I was very impressed and if local councils will allow NTL to play with what they've put in the holes/cabs that they paid for then you might start seeing 50-100 mb's as standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildmonkeyUK
    http://www.ntl.com/mediacentre/press/display.asp?id=797

    • 10Mb to become the standard cable broadband speed for ntl customers

    • All ntl Broadband customers eligible for 10Mb upgrade at no extra monthly cost

    Current 3Mb customers will be the first to receive the new service
    w00t!

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    Any mentions of upload speeds anywhere?

    Or if you have to upgrade your modem?

    My dad will be happy. He's jealous at me with my 8Meg Bulldog line.
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    Why do I have to be so far from the exchange :-(

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    NTL's exchanges are usually never far away from their customers - if they are you can have a go at them for it, why have they tried to supply a service that doesnt reach the potenial it say it can.

    Also if you get 20 people from your cab to put in a petition they'll build you a better line

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    ...with a 75Gb/month cap... That'd last me about 3 or 4 days at those speeds!

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    i wish the gov would subsidise NTL/telewest a bit to roll out their network at least for new builds with an exisiting network near by or at least give some tax breaks for doing
    it. I live right next door to the network in a flat which is just 2 years old and i cant get
    NTL. Doesnt stop them from sending me adverts though.

    So whats the guess on up loads then will it be at least 1 Mbit? i hope so.

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    i think i will wait for telewest to equal or beat this..they havent failed me yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrivatePyle
    New houses should be constructed with net connections just the same as now they have bt boxes.

    This seems very sensible to me and it can't be hard to add to the way a new house is wired. Shouldn't imagine it would cost much and most new home buyers probably want the internet now I would think. It would be a selling point.

    Back on topic, I'm not in a new build but can't get NTL within a mile of here. Silly people, and they annoyed the hell out of me when i was at uni with their customer care when I was trying to end the contract.

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