You beat me to it Stuartli although in fairness to Tiscali my connection has been extremely fast lately(apart from last night,it was 2.11Mbs off Tiscali test but then from 5:30 to 7:30(ish)it was fast,slow,faster,slowest ever causing my AVG to Time-out with just seconds left to go...grrrr)
Guys, I am with Telewest broadband and currently on the 1Mbps tariff. There are numerous occasions where the service would be offline and I think it is just normal.Think about it as the demand is far greater than supply. I wonder what would be the ratio for each Telewest cable. It could be 20:1.