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Telewest is to trial a 2Mb broadband cable service aimed at home users.

The cableco is looking to recruit around 1,500 customers of its existing 1Mb broadband service and upgrade them to the 2Mb service.

If the trial proves successful, then the 2Mb service could be made available for people in Telewest franchise areas later this year.

Pricing for the new service has yet to be confirmed.

In a statement Gavin Patterson, MD of Telewest Broadband, said: "We've already proven there's a need for speed, with ten per cent of our blueyonder Internet customers taking the 1Mb service.

"Not every internet user will want a 2Mb connection, but we're now well on the way to offering a menu of broadband services to suit different requirements, while BT perseveres with its one trick pony."

Telewest described the 1Mb service when it launched last June as being like "viagra for your PC, providing a mind-blowing Internet experience." Which is nice. ®

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