Good news for Telewest Customers

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by BonyTony, May 13, 2003.

  1. BonyTony

    BonyTony Moderator

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    It seems Telewest has gone live with its 2mb broadband leaving NTL dragging it`s heels (who is my provider) i i live less than 2 miles from a telewest franchise...arrgh:eek: ...anyone who is on the Telewest network and wants to up their speed can go HERE you lucky devils.
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    £50 / month :eek:
     
  3. BonyTony

    BonyTony Moderator

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    I was paying that for 1mb cable with NTL which they have now reduced to £35.

    I would pay £50 for the 2mb service.
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Just seems a lot for an internet connection, I think that £30 is a lot though. :)

    (note: £50 is 80.2 USD)
     
  5. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    £50 a month :eek:
    Who the hell can afford that?????? :huh:
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It's cheaper than the £140/month BT used to charge, not sure what they charge for 2mbit DSL lines now, but back when DSL was very new, it certainly wasn't cheap :)
     
  7. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    We've got a 2mb ADSL line at work through Pipex, and that costs ~£130 a month
     
  8. BonyTony

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    I went looking at the specs of the 2mb line and i have now changed my mind as the upload speed is still the same as my 1mb cable connection a poor 256k (30k upload max).

    If it was 512k (60k) upload then i would bite their hands off. The upload speed must have quite an impact hit on the network for it to be kept at 256k:huh:
     
  9. dave holbon

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    But what’s the contention ratio. Most new faster than before services are only fast until fifty users log on then it’s back to the 56k connection.

    :( :( :)