Re: [OxLUG] NTL/virgin cable

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Author: Simon Dales
To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] NTL/virgin cable
On Monday 03 May 2010 08:27, Peter Milne wrote:
> I had terrible problems after Virgin took over from NTL - awful service so
> I changed to BT - no regrets! Pete


NTL/VM own their local loop of coax +- fibre.
Whereas ADSL offerings are trying to squeeze performance out of dodgy bits of
untwisted pair copper.

NTL/VM would have no difficulty in delivering the speeds for which you are
paying, you might think. But deliver 3Mb/s on a "10Mb/s" line.

O2 are now offering £17/month for phone and broadband, so Saturday's Grauniad
says. If you live anywhere near Oxpens or Cowley exchanges then you get
superior speeds (13Mb/s in one case) and a helpful/knowlegable customer
service. Fast, cheap, reliable.

"The impossible is easy"