Telewest Claims Broadband First in The United Kingdom
U.K. cable operator Telewest has laid down the gauntlet to other broadband players in the U.K. market by significantly upgrading close to half a million broadband connections with faster speeds. Telewest’s standard “blueyonder” service will increase in speed from 512 KB to 750 KB. Its faster 1 MB service will be upgraded to 1.5 MB, and while its 2 MB service will become the United Kingdom’s first residential 3 MB service, company officials said.
The same monthly charges will apply for each of these three offers. The 3 MB service will cost GBP50 ($89) a month. The standard Blueyonder service (712 KB) will cost GBP25 ($44) a month, and the 1.5 MB service will cost GBP35 ($62) a month.