BT have announced the launch of Infinity, the first consumer broadband package to use their new next-generation access (NGA) fibre-optic network. For £19.99 a month, customers can get download speeds of 40Mbps and upload speeds of 2 Mbps. Data is…
Not to be outdone by Virgin Media’s 50Mbps broadband announcement yesterday, Be Broadband has completed its trials of speed-doubling technology which would take the current 24Mbps broadband up to 48Mbps – almost the same as Virgin Media’s theoretical top speed.
The trial ran at the London Paddington exchange, with Be customers reporting real download speeds of between 30-45Mbps.
Be is keen to point out that its service will run through standard BT phone lines…
Virgin Media has finally announced the official rollout of its super-fast 50Mbps broadband service to over 12 million homes in the UK.
By the end of the year, around 40% of its network will have been upgraded to the new DOCSIS 3.0 network, with all 12.6 million subscribers expected to be able to access the new service by Summer 2009. The new service could eventually see maximum speeds of up to 200Mbps.
Existing Virgin Media customers can subscribe to the 50Mbps broadband service for £35 per month (assuming they already have an £11pm Virgin Media phone line). Alternatively, broadband on its own will cost £51 per month…
The long-running dispute between Sky and Virgin Media over carriage charges, and the dropping of channels from each other’s platform, may have finally come to an end as the two companies agree new channel carriage agreements…
ThinkBroadband are reporting that a poster to their forums has leaked some info regarding a 50Mbps product from Virgin Media on their cable broadband network. The rollout is apparently due to start in “two weeks”, and should be completed by April 2009.
Price-wise the service won’t be cheap, with 50Mbps setting you back £52 a month. It’s purported to be a mandatory 12 month contract too, meaning you’ll be dropping £624 over the year on your extra-fast broadband, before any setup or connection fees…
Supermarket giant Sainbury’s had its website knocked offline for several hours following a break in at the company’s Internet Service Provider, Cable and Wireless. But the thieves weren’t looking for high tech server equipment or valuable customer data – one theory suggests that they were just looking for some copper cabling.
Hiding cables and wires is an on-going problem in every household, so why not AMPLIFY the situation with these, erm, knitted woollen cable covers. It’ll go PERFECTLY with, erm, your minimalist MacBook. For, erm, €50 each.
From, erm, some bloke’s LiveJournal account….
Hey everyone. What with all the talk of this “CES” thing that’s going on at the moment, I thought I’d give you an EXCLUSIVE look at a few of the products that won’t be on the show floor this year.
I’ll be revealing a two-year-old TV with NO HDMI sockets on it whatsoever, a six-year-old games console and a literally ancient digital cable box that’s definitely NOT rocking the crowds at the Vegas Convention Centre right now.
You won’t see these anywhere else! (apart from maybe at a dump or really poor friend’s house).
UK gamers, it’s time to puff yourselves up into righteous rage. Reports suggest that when Sony’s new slimline PSP goes on sale next week, it will only be available in plain-old black, rather than the different-coloured versions seen in Japan.