Telewest overhauls broadband speeds Thursday, November 11 2004, 12:51 GMT -- by Neil Wilkes http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds16898.html Telewest has announced speed increases across its range of broadband services -all at "no extra cost" to the consumer. Rollout of the permanent bandwidth upgrades will begin in December, with completion expected in January 2005. Leading the new lineup is a 4Mb service, a replacement for the flagship 3Mb connection. Upload speed will be increased from 256K to 384K. The 1.5Mb service will change to 2Mb, while the 750K connection will increase in speed to 1Mb. The entry-level 256K service remains unchanged. "This will be the second time this year we have increased the speed of our blueyonder broadband services, doubling the original bandwidth with no increased costs and no introduction of caps," explained Eric Tveter, president and chief operating officer at Telewest Broadband. "This isn't a short-term offer and there are no catches - we're simply giving broadband users what they want, thanks to our advanced cable network. Christmas is a time for giving, so anyone fed up with Scrooge-like behaviour from their ISP knows where to come for faster, unlimited internet access."