NTL enhances service in UK to further challenge BT

By Derek Sooman on February 16, 2005, 8:32 PM
UK based internet service providers NTL and BT will be meeting head to head in combat this year when they battle it out over who is the best for broadband. NTL have already pulled out the big guns, announcing that current 750k and 1.5Mb customers will be automatically upgraded to the new 2Mb and 3Mb tiers of service at no extra cost. However, there is some indication of download limits being imposed on the new service.

NTL's 1Mb service - which comes with a 3 gig monthly usage allowance - costs 17.99 a month.

The 2Mb service costs 24.99 while the 3Mb service is priced at 37.99. Both come with a 1 gig a day usage allowance, although the cableco will not be checking usage allowances "until later this year."

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Malibu Stacey said:
Its nice to see that NTL are rewarding long time customers like myself as well as trying to steal new ones from BT.My only quibbles with this are will upload pipes be increased in line with the download one as when they last upgraded the service from 500k to 750k my average download speed went from ~60kps to ~90kps but my upload hasn't moved from 15-20kps maximum since I had it installed 6 years ago.Also the whole concept of download limits on a 2 or 3mbit pipe is a little preposterous. Considering it is mass uploading which causes contention on cable broadband networks I don't see why they want to place limits on the amount of data people are allowed to download. Its like going to buy a brand new car & then once you've bought it being told you're only allowed to drive it for 10 miles a day.
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