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8Mb = £39.99

Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by -Spike-, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. -Spike-

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    Well it's been a long time coming but finally an ISP is offering pretty much the full whack that our copper telephone wires can take.

    http://www.ukonline.net/8000/

    Download speeds of up to 8Mb
    Upload speeds of up to 400k (little bit better for us gamers)
    Contention ratio of 33:1
    Only £39.99 a month

    Damn good deal if you ask me.
    Yes it is capped but at 4 Gig a day that's quite reasonable too.
    The downside is that this service is only available at Easynet LLU exchanges which is around 230 in this country and to receive the full 8Mb you'd have to be around 2km from your exchange, although slightly further away they can offer 6Mb and further still 4Mb. Basically if you can get 2Mb now you can get 8Mb.
    LLU takeup is set to quadruple in 2005.
    And my exchange isn't one of them :(
     
  2. Stevo99

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    Just spoke to NTL to upgrade to 1.5MB package (37.99/month) the guy told me that in March all the speeds will be doubling to 3MB for the same price. The only outlay is a fee of £25 to upgrade you as they have to do some switch work
     
  3. Embarker

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    Lets hope that Telewest will be following this aswell
     

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