Wednesday, September 28, 2005

UK Broadband Skyrockets

I remember getting broadband for the first sometime around 1999 with NTL and was 'chuffed' to get 600kbps instead of my previous 56kbps modem. Times certainly have changed. About 2 years ago the most you could get was about 2Mbps, then over the last year we've gone from 2 to 4 to 8 and now 'Be' have just launched 24Mbps. Admittedly its only around London, but still... others will be following hot on their heels with similar services around the country. Local loop unbundling (LLU) is certainly paying off with a price war as ISPs try and get the most out of BT's lines by installing their own equipment at the local exchanges. I can't wait till we get fibre channels (2Gbps) to each house... should be here by next week at this rate :-)

No comments: