Kegsy 20:07 16 Oct 2003

Still thinking about signing up for NTL broadband. Found some info today on NTL and others. As I understand it the Contention Ratio is capped at 50:1 on quite a few BB providers, which means that no more than 50 people can use the same line, so if it gets close to 50 people using it at any one time this slows it down considerably. Now I noticed that NTL does not have a capped ratio, so could this be the reason why some people say it is very slow at times, (eg. 100 people using it at any one time would slow it down a lot) or does this not apply to a cable connection?
Also the daily transfer limit on NTL is given as 1Gb/day, can someone tell me the implications of this, Thanks

  bremner 20:17 16 Oct 2003

May be worth a look at this thread if you haven't spotted it click here

  Kegsy 20:21 16 Oct 2003

Putting this in consumerwatch forum also

  bremner 20:23 16 Oct 2003

Don't have two threads on the ame subject running. FE will move it if he feels it is more suitable in Consumerwatch

  Kegsy 20:25 16 Oct 2003

Sorry done it now, won't do again

  rowdy 20:30 16 Oct 2003

I have had this for over a year now and never had a serious problem with them. Support has been good when it ( rarely ) has been required and advice freely offered.
The only minor nag is that the NTL home page is slow to load sometimes so I do not use it much.
I recall that their contention rate was half that of BT and their 512Mb service was upped to 600mb.
I check my speed regularly and is always there or about as it should be.
My son, who is not in a cabled area has far greater trouble with his BT BB.


  Legolas 20:33 16 Oct 2003

Had Ntl BB 600kps for two years with no serious problems so I would go for it.

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