NTL: Free Speed Increase.

  Sibbo 13:18 27 Apr 2006

Just read this:

ntl broadband 4Mb speed upgrade and 10Mb goes unlimited
# 25. April 2006 by Mick

Cable Forum has received word from ntl that from June 1st 2006, there will be a free Broadband speed increase for 2Mb customers and the freedom of unlimited for 10Mb. Current 2Mb customers will see their speed doubled to 4Mb and the upload rate double to 400K.

This will mean that ntl’s 1Mb, 4Mb and 10Mb services will all now be with unlimited access.

From 1st June 2006, new and existing customers will automatically receive up to 4Mb download speeds.

However, despite this news about the broadband cap limit being removed, there are still questions remaining about ntl’s plan to traffic shape their network.

Remember, recently – ntl included a change to the ntl User Policy, without any notification to their customers and when Cable Forum questioned ntl about this discreet clause change, ntl immediately removed the new traffic shaping clause from their user policy.

ntl may of removed the clause, for now – but it still means that ntl have made plans to introduce this and the fact that ntl have now removed bandwidth caps for the 1Mb, 4Mb and 10Mb speeds, means that its still quite possible ntl will introduce traffic shaping in the near future. Time will tell.

  namtas 14:19 27 Apr 2006

Please explain for me, what on earth is traffic shaping in this context

  Sibbo 14:30 27 Apr 2006

I'm led to believe that NTL will decide the importance of data being sent/received, and prioratise accordingly.

  Stuartli 14:40 27 Apr 2006

Surely it can't be anything to do with that TalkTalk offer..:-)

  Monument 16:09 27 Apr 2006

It is more likely NTL bringing itself into line with Telewest (which it has just acquired). Telewest 4 and 10MB has always been unlimited.

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