[UK-Bug] News .. NTL to release 3 (THREE) Mbit package

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Andy Jenkins, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. Andy Jenkins

    Andy Jenkins Guest

    Nitrous Oxide for broadband ?

    Cable broadband ISP NTL, are in the latter stages of preparing for the
    launch of a range of services that will enables users to temporarily
    "boost" their service upto a possible 3Mbit (yes, thats right .. THREE
    Mbit) - all with the click of a button, raising fears that the
    unmetered era of broadband has started its demise.

    Andy Jenkins, Feb 26, 2004
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    Meggahurtz Guest

    Sites down :0( was looking forward to reading all of this article ;0(
    Meggahurtz, Feb 26, 2004
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    Morgoth Guest

    The site seems to be down at the moment :(
    Morgoth, Feb 26, 2004
  4. In NTLs case more like Carbon Monoxide.

    Greg Hennessy, Feb 26, 2004
  5. Andy Jenkins

    Andy Jenkins Guest

    Sorry to all .. but the site went down *exactly* the second I clicked
    send to usenet.

    Things are back to normal now (he hopes).

    Sorry once again ...
    Andy Jenkins, Feb 26, 2004
  6. Greg Hennessy said the following:
    I really like this sentence.

    [email protected], Feb 26, 2004
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    Steve Guest

    Steve, Feb 26, 2004
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    Kráftéé Guest

    Yes I got in, can't help but worry how much further the 'normal' users
    service will deteriorate in order for them to support the newer services???

    DNS servers are falling over with monotonous reguality (each day), the
    transparent proxies aren't or don't work at all, so it's hunt the working
    UBR most nights, the news service isn't (they've moved the servers & not
    told the DNS servers apparently), email is supposedly being upgraded, but
    the last time NTL upgraded any service it went from usable to abismal. It's
    getting to look more & more like it's time to try & find someone else (just
    hope that the water board thrust bored through enough of the Ali cables last
    year to make a big enough difference to my line tests)...

    Now where's Tiscali when you need them.......;-P
    Kráftéé, Feb 26, 2004
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    nick Guest

    on ntl's network? lol.
    nick, Feb 26, 2004
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    jjj Guest

    What happens when we're all crawling along at 10k & we all hit the 3MB
    button at the same time. Lol.


    jjj, Feb 27, 2004
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    Meggahurtz Guest

    Thats a worrying thought ;0)
    Meggahurtz, Feb 27, 2004
  12. Andy Jenkins

    Andy Jenkins Guest

    The same thing that probably happens when we're all crawling along at
    5mph on the M25, and we all decide to speed off at the some time.
    Andy Jenkins, Feb 27, 2004
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    Tim Clark Guest

    Tim Clark, Feb 27, 2004
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    Steve Guest

    Very good ;-)
    Steve, Feb 27, 2004
  15. Interesting, are we talking about the same NTL? Admittedly I'm in an
    ex-C&W area, but I had no trouble seeing the URL at all.
    Not the ones I use ( and It happened once
    a month or two back, but that's all.
    Again, they mostly work for me (I use othre proxies when they don't).
    I don't use their news service (I use news.individual.net, used to be
    fu-berlin.de) or their email (I fetch mail from my NTL email account
    regularly, I think I've had about 5 bits of mail in there in the last 2+
    years, all from NTL admin).
    I'm told that I could get ADSL with 512kbps download, but the upload
    will be limited (could be 64k, could be 48k, dunno guv), and I'm a lot
    more interested in upstream rates than downstream ones. I'm at a
    'fringe' distance, apparently. So really, there's no choice for me at
    a decent speed.

    Chris C
    Chris Croughton, Feb 27, 2004
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