Feeds

Virgin.net to close ‘old’ network

Intends to offer broadband by year end

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Boost IT visibility and business value

Virgin.net is to close one of its networks next month so that it can offer flat-fee unmetered Net access and broadband services to its punters.

Those people using the old Cable & Wireless network have received emails asking them to move their accounts to a new ntl network.

Until now Virgin.net's network has been split between ntl and Cable & Wireless. The move will lump everyone onto one manageable network.

An email to consumers reads: "We simply aren't happy! You see we know we aren't giving you the best we can offer.

"We want to switch you to a better network! And to be frank we have decided to get rid of the one you are using!"

The "old one" will be switched off on May 25th.

Once the switch is completed Virgin.net intends to be offer a flat-fee unmetered service to compete with the likes of AOL UK, Freeserve and BT.

The ISP said the move will also position it to offer broadband services - something it hopes to be able to do by the end of the year.

Virgin.net - which has 600,000 active users - is a joint venture between Virgin and ntl. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Déjà vu: Virgin Media jacks up broadband prices
Screw copper phone lines, we're UNIQUE, bleats telco
UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones
Met Police calls for mandatory passwords on all new mobes
Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC
Net neutrality crusader once again pays up for priority access
New Sprint CEO says he will lower axe on staff – but prices come first
'Very disruptive' new rates to be revealed next week
US TV stations bowl sueball directly at FCC's spectrum mega-sale
Broadcasters upset about coverage and cost as they shift up and down the dials
What's the nature of your emergency, Vodafone?
Oh, you've dialled the wrong number for ad fibs, rules ASA
EE network whacked by 'PDP authentication failure' blunder
Carrier is 'aware' of cockup, working on a fix NOW
ROAD TRIP! An FCC road trip – Leahy demands net neutrality debate across US
You crashed watchdog's site, now time to crash its ears
Google's so smart it's discovered SHARKS HAVE TEETH
Congratulations, world media, for rediscovering submarine cable armour
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
BYOD's dark side: Data protection
An endpoint data protection solution that adds value to the user and the organization so it can protect itself from data loss as well as leverage corporate data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?