posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 06:01 PM
I have 10Mb from NTL plus phone (which includes free anytime local and national calls) for £54.99 a month. The Broadband itself is about £34.99 and
you get 75GB download limit a month, so plenty really!!
I don't think you can blame cost for a slower takeup of BB in the UK, it's just availability due to the rural nature of alot of Britian, plus some
peoples stubborn refusal to take it up.
Most people I know have BB of some sort, although I will always recommend cable over ADSL via a phone line anyday. ADSL is flaky, unreliable and
limited in what speed you can truly have.
Even those offering 8Mb ADSL can only realisticly give you that if your live within 1km from the exchange and many people do not.
On cable, although it is coaxial cable to the DP, this will only be at the most 175m from your house. From there, it is fibre to the exchange.
Whenever tested, even thoughI am actually over 5 miles from the nearest NTL exchange, I will still get my full 10Mb. Even if I run Azereus with 3 or 4
downloads, and play BF2 with my housemate, who also connects via the same link over our LAN, we still get a d/stream of 6Mbs.
And those who are with Telewest will soon be NTL as well, as NTL just bought Telewest....