On Mon, May 29, 2000 at 03:03:55PM +0100, Paul Kelly wrote:
> Wesley Darlington wrote:
> > FWIW, it's the same old story here in Belfast. NTL have been promising
> > cable modems RSN for - oooooh it must be getting on for two years
>> How much did they pay for that Belfast operation? What's the interest on
It's *theirs*. They dug up the roads, they ran the cables into houses and
businesses. They built the network. No idea what it cost them, though.
It's nice that there exists another "local loop". One that doesn't belong
to BT (*). :-)
> the $700M they paid for Cablelink anyway? How long can they suffer that
> /without/ rolling out advanced services?
Interesting. How much do folk pay to cablelink every month?
(*) About the nicest thing one can say about BT is that they are
more together than telecom eireann (sorry, "eircom"). Their lead time
on isdn isn't totally off the wall, unlike eircom's and they only (ahem)
take seven weeks to install a 2Mbit line (this I can verify) and thirteen
for a 34Mbit line (this we'll see about). Shame about the prices, though.
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