From: Justin Mason (jm at domain netnoteinc.com)
Date: Fri 07 May 1999 - 14:25:46 IST
from NTK. NTL's new scheme is mentioned about halfway down...
BTW when someone on this list (sorry, can't remember who!) mentioned that NTL
are deploying "dialup-over-cable internet" -- are you sure that doesn't mean
that their network was half-duplex, therefore you need to dial up to send
packets, but receiving packets is done thru the cable? That I think is what
Cablelink have been planning for a while.
The new NTL service described on http://www.ntl.com/cablemodems/qanda.htm
is "always-on", so it's full duplex. GIMME!!!!!
Meanwhile, as the BT ADSL trial grinds on (latest excuse:
"we haven't got enough people"), those little guinea-pigs
are beginning to squeal. These days BT are spending so much
time tweaking their firewall to prevent home owners setting
up their own Web sites, they've seemingly forgotten a
firewall's original purpose: to protect its users. So as
their experimental subjects are raked by port scans and
exploits from the .edu e1eet cr3wz, so BT's competitors
quietly announce *their* full commercial rollout. As of
this week, you should be able to pick up a 512KB cable modem
ISP connection in Guildford for around 50UKP a month,
courtesy of cableco NTL. The company plans similar deals in
the rest of its franchise areas. Sure, we know they're just
charging people to trial their hardware (an extra 130UKP -
no Sky deals here) - but at least they're not actively trying
to shoot themselves in the foot.
- Northern Ireland to get flat rates before London. Chortle!
- hey, maybe it's the Home Office doing the hacking
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