Telewest, Its better than yours… soon

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Telewest Targets 50 to 100Mbps!

The cable company claims it will achieve this hundred-fold increase in broadband speeds, compared with the average connection today, thanks to its investment in Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) standards. Telewest is hoping to launch a service based on DOCSIS 3 middleware — which will allow download speeds between 50Mbps and 100Mbps by the end of 2006. DOCSIS3 works over hybrid fibre co-axial cable, but Telewest is also planning to upgrade its Ethernet service to allow users to plug Ethernet cable straight into the back of a computer without the need of a modem.

  • That is just silly. The only way speeds faster than 8Mbps could benifit anyone are as follows:
    1. You would benifit if you were hosting an expremely popular website with huge bandwidth requirements (like http://www.bbc.co.uk).
    2. You could also benifit from improved P2P speeds when downloading files from people who also have a 50-100Mbps connection.

    Also, it should be pointed out that you would also need a fast internal network to experience these new speeds.

  • That is just silly. The only way speeds faster than 8Mbps could benifit anyone are as follows:
    1. You would benifit if you were hosting an expremely popular website with huge bandwidth requirements (like http://www.bbc.co.uk).
    2. You could also benifit from improved P2P speeds when downloading files from people who also have a 50-100Mbps connection.

    Also, it should be pointed out that you would also need a fast internal network to experience these new speeds.