NTL 1MB service download speeds?

Thread: NTL 1MB service download speeds?

  1. Tuckerisgreat's Avatar

    Tuckerisgreat said:

    Default NTL 1MB service download speeds?

    Im getting NTL 1MB cabe internet tomorrow and i was wondering on average what are the download speeds?
  2. Pegasus's Avatar

    Pegasus said:


    Assuming conditions are OK and the server at the other end has sufficient bandwidth, you can expect download speeds in the region of 115KB/s.
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  3. Tuckerisgreat's Avatar

    Tuckerisgreat said:


    damm its a 1mb and i only get that? cant i unlock some of the speed? if its a 1mb line i should get 1mb
  4. mozart19682's Avatar

    mozart19682 said:


    no pleasing some folk !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. PeeWee-2k's Avatar

    PeeWee-2k said:


    i believe u are confusing your bits and bytes. The line is 1 megabits per sec. And as there are 8 bits to a byte, to get the max download speed divide 1024 (1Mbps) by 8 (which is 120KB/s) and you get the download speed in bytes which is what Pegasus Team said, about 115KB/s in reality
    Last edited by PeeWee-2k; 21st September 2002 at 01:27 PM.
  6. Tuckerisgreat's Avatar

    Tuckerisgreat said:


    ok cheers guys i got it set up and im pleased with it thank you
  7. Digi's Avatar

    Digi said:


    Not Bragging or anything but got Telewest 1mb myself and average 133kbps with a top speed of 141kbps and not to rub salt in the wound it's £15 cheaper

  8. BomFunkDaddy's Avatar

    BomFunkDaddy said:


    ive got telewest and i only get 120 kb then it tops out
  9. toastermagic's Avatar

    toastermagic said:


    I've got NTL cable in Brighton, I'm paying £24.99/month for 512Kbs. However, they haven't got around to capping it yet so you can sometimes squeeze ~600 out of it (just under 70KBs).
  10. ultra238a's Avatar

    ultra238a said:


    NTL, I belive upgraded the speed to 600Mbit/sec just so they can say they are faster than BT ADSL (who are doing loads of advertising at the moment) hence 70 > 80Kbits/sec


  11. dirtyrider's Avatar

    dirtyrider said:


    Ive had 1 mbs on ntl now for quite some time, the max dl speed ive seen is around 130 kbs.
  12. BatDude's Avatar

    BatDude said:


    I'm pretty sure that NTL's services are all capped. I've got the 512 package and regularly get 70kb/s but I've often seen peak speeds of 105+!! And they want £50 per month for the 1Mbps service.

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  13. Tuckerisgreat's Avatar

    Tuckerisgreat said:


    ive had it a few weeks now and my download speeds are usally 150k - 200k
  14. Fiddla's Avatar

    Fiddla said:


    unless im getting false readings my telewest 1meg line has peaked at 330kb/s on small downloads for round about half the download then drops to around 130 / 160 kb/s !!

  15. {film_man}'s Avatar

    {film_man} said:


    What does it cost?
    Broadband Internet is as good value as it is fast.

    In this section you'll find a list of the services available to you and what they cost. We've tried to keep it as simple as possible so there are no hidden costs or surprises.

    Total charges for ntl:home Broadband Internet Monthly Installation
    128K Broadband £14.99 £25 **
    600K Broadband £24.99 FREE **
    1Mb Broadband £34.99 * FREE **

    * Special promotion until 31/12/02. Standard charge £49.99 per month.
    ** Offer valid until 31/12/02. Standard charges £75 new customers, £50 existing customers.

    ntl:home services not available in all areas
    Subject to minimum term contract
    Payment by direct debit
    Subject to subscription to other ntl:home services and installation

    i am on ntl and i have got the 512kps should be 600Kps oh well time to bitch