NTL CABLE TODAY! - Was [ILUG] Bandwidth... bandwidth!
Niall O Broin
niall at magicgoeshere.com
Tue Aug 1 19:04:32 IST 2000
On Tue, Aug 01, 2000 at 05:50:11PM +0100, Fowler wrote:
> Ok heres the CRAPPY bit. THe cable modems are supposedly hybrid (
> phoneline for upload, cable for download). NTL i am assured will install
> the extra phoneline for you "at no additional cost". From what I've heard
> hybrid modems are an absolute pain in the arse to setup under Linux :/
> but can be made to work with a bit of tweaking. Wont stop me from ordring
> one. I've heard rumours of 30 quid a month for the service.
This is bizarre. If NTL can't provide duplex cable modems, then how the hell
will they provide telephone service ? And if they can't provide telephone
service, why are they advertising it ? I think it's time to give up in
despair and order Eircom High Speed (yech - it was high speed when it was
designed, 20 years ago, but it's looking a bit pedestrian now) - I've been
putting it off since I came back to Ireland in the hope that cable/xDSL
would be here RSN but I'm afraid I've lost hope now. So much for Europe's
digital hub . . .
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