# How Much for NTL Home Broadband?

Pesala 22:38 26 Aug 2003
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Since I am already a Home NTL customer, you might think I should know this by now. However, I just got notification of direct debit for £14.99, last month I am sure it was £17.49, the website advertises Broadband from £17.99. So exactly how much should I be paying for 150K Home Broadband?

I got a reply from NTL regarding the slow down, which they blamed on virus activity, but my service is stil running at 50% of normal speed.

Tue, 26 Aug 2003 09:04:47 GMT

1st 128K took 62940 ms = 2082 Bytes/sec = approx 17 kbits/sec

2nd 128K took 16860 ms = 7774 Bytes/sec = approx 65 kbits/sec

3rd 128K took 14450 ms = 9071 Bytes/sec = approx 75 kbits/sec

4th 128K took 19660 ms = 6667 Bytes/sec = approx 55 kbits/sec

What speed test results do others get on NTL Home Broadband? click here for the speed test.

Djohn 22:47 26 Aug 2003

Not sure if this helps you, AOL 512k. j.

Tue, 26 Aug 2003 21:44:44 UTC

1st 128K took 1812 ms = 72336 Bytes/sec = approx 602 kbits/sec

2nd 128K took 2172 ms = 60346 Bytes/sec = approx 502 kbits/sec

3rd 128K took 2094 ms = 62594 Bytes/sec = approx 521 kbits/sec

4th 128K took 2094 ms = 62594 Bytes/sec = approx 521 kbits/sec

Pesala 22:51 26 Aug 2003

The speeds you get should be about 4 times faster, not 8 or 10 times. Looks like excuses about virus activity causing the slow-down are not valid.

Djohn 23:01 26 Aug 2003

Pleased to help, sorry I don't understand the figures very much, but I can see what you mean regarding the difference. They don't seem to add up very well on your test, and do suggest that something is wrong. Maybe someone using NTL will do the same test, and post results. j.

keith-236785 23:01 26 Aug 2003

i just ran the checker and here are the results

Tue, 26 Aug 2003 21:59:00 UTC
1st 128K took 14271 ms = 9185 Bytes/sec = approx 76 kbits/sec
2nd 128K took 7300 ms = 17955 Bytes/sec = approx 149 kbits/sec
3rd 128K took 10065 ms = 13023 Bytes/sec = approx 108 kbits/sec
4th 128K took 9834 ms = 13328 Bytes/sec = approx 111 kbits/sec

hope this helps

keith-236785 23:02 26 Aug 2003

Tue, 26 Aug 2003 21:59:00 UTC

1st 128K took 14271 ms = 9185 Bytes/sec = approx 76 kbits/sec

2nd 128K took 7300 ms = 17955 Bytes/sec = approx 149 kbits/sec

3rd 128K took 10065 ms = 13023 Bytes/sec = approx 108 kbits/sec

4th 128K took 9834 ms = 13328 Bytes/sec = approx 111 kbits/sec

Pesala 23:08 26 Aug 2003

Paperman, that result compares beter with the results that I used to get:

Wed, 16 Jul 2003 07:34:36 GMT

1st 128K took 10770 ms = 12170 Bytes/sec = approx 101 kbits/sec

2nd 128K took 7250 ms = 18079 Bytes/sec = approx 150 kbits/sec

3rd 128K took 7410 ms = 17689 Bytes/sec = approx 147 kbits/sec

4th 128K took 7530 ms = 17407 Bytes/sec = approx 145 kbits/sec

One expects a bit of variation from day to day, but not 50%. Thanks everyone, I must get on to NTL to fix it. Clearly not a temporary blip caused by the So-big virus.

TECHNODIMWIT 00:45 27 Aug 2003

cant comment on speed over last 2 weeks (been on hol)
but found my connection slowed down to the speed of a three toe`d sloth on Ethernet last month.
found by switching to usb it was back to normal. don't know weather fault is with mobo or modem is faulty, but it runs fine on usb.

used to check speed.

mark

Wes Tam ;-) 06:34 27 Aug 2003

Pesala, dont know whether the time of day makes a difference but these are my results (I'm also on NTL 150k):

Wed, 27 Aug 2003 05:26:44 UTC

1st 128K took 9780 ms = 13402 Bytes/sec = approx 112 kbits/sec

2nd 128K took 4390 ms = 29857 Bytes/sec = approx 248 kbits/sec

3rd 128K took 9950 ms = 13173 Bytes/sec = approx 110 kbits/sec

4th 128K took 6970 ms = 18805 Bytes/sec = approx 156 kbits/sec

I'm also on 150K with NTL, results as follows;

Wed, 27 Aug 2003 18:44:16 UTC
1st 128K took 7310 ms = 17931 Bytes/sec = approx 149 kbits/sec
2nd 128K took 4440 ms = 29521 Bytes/sec = approx 246 kbits/sec
3rd 128K took 6810 ms = 19247 Bytes/sec = approx 160 kbits/sec
4th 128K took 7090 ms = 18487 Bytes/sec = approx 154 kbits/sec

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