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Launch of slower broadband by BT ?



 
 
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Old June 29th 04, 11:47 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Phil
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Monday 28 June 2004, 00:36:53
United Kingdom
Written by Net 4 Nowt
http://www.net4nowt.com/isp_news/new...p?News_ID=2172

BT is making moves to launch a slower ADSL product available to Britain's
Internet service providers (ISPs).


Next month, testing will begin on a wholesale 256 kilobits-per-second ADSL
broadband product called IPStream Home 256. The trial will involve at least
10 Internet service providers and 200 end users.


IPStream Home 250 has already been tested within BT, and this market trial
is meant to help with issues such as network performance and system
reliability. It will run for two or three months, and if successful should
lead to a full commercial launch this autumn.


At present, BT Wholesale's entry-level broadband product, which is resold by
over 100 ISPs, runs at 512Kbps.

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I wonder if this is:
a) to provide a cheaper service
or
b) to cover 'out-or-range areas?

Phil





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Old June 29th 04, 01:03 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Sunil Sood
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"Phil" wrote in message

Next month, testing will begin on a wholesale 256 kilobits-per-second
ADSL broadband product called IPStream Home 256. The trial will
involve at least 10 Internet service providers and 200 end users.


I wonder if this is:
a) to provide a cheaper service
or
b) to cover 'out-or-range areas?


Neither... well definately not b) - thats what the Milton Keynes trial is
for.

Its unlikely to be a) either as far as BT re concerned- as the Wholesale
price difference between the 512K and 256K is only likely to be in the
region of 50p/month.

The reason BT Wholesale are finally releasing this new product (they have
been delaying it for a year or so) is purely down to pressure from some
large ISP's who want to try and promote themselves as having the cheapest
broadband service - regardless of the actual speed or any bandwidth cap...

Regards
Sunil


 




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