Feeds

NTL to trump BT in March assault

Broadband competition

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications

NTL is to launch an all-out assault on BT, in an aggressive marketing campaign against rival broadband providers.

From mid March, NTL intends to "match or beat ALL BT Broadband products on price, speed and usage allowance", according to a leaked memo posted on the NTL:HELL forums.

The UK's largest cableco - which has three million residential punters and more than a million broadband users - intends to offer free email, security and personal webspace as standard.

NTL will also up the speed of its broadband services. From mid-March all new customers will be offered the three new speeds. Current 750k and 1.5Mb customers will be automatically upgraded to the new 2Mb and 3Mb tiers of service at no extra cost.

NTL's 1Mb service - which comes with a 3 gig monthly usage allowance - costs £17.99 a month.

The 2Mb service costs £24.99 while the 3Mb service is priced at £37.99. Both come with a 1 gig a day usage allowance, although the cableco will not be checking usage allowances "until later this year", reveals the memo.

NTL will promote the upgrades to new punters, but it will be up to existing customers to approach the cableco to get the upgrades at "no extra cost".

Details of this increased competition in the UK's retail broadband sector comes just a week after BT announced plans to increase the speed of its DSL service to 2Mb at no extra cost for all but its entry-level package. ®

Related stories

BT in 2Mb broadband giveaway
BT 2 meg punters hacked off
Browser holes, hackers and rampaging botnets
Telewest, NTL unveil VoD services

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
GoTenna: How does this 'magic' work?
An ideal product if you believe the Earth is flat
Google Nest, ARM, Samsung pull out Thread to strangle ZigBee
But there's a flaw in Google's IP-based IoT system
Orange spent weekend spamming customers with TXTs
Zero, not infinity, is the Magic Number customers want
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website
Deadline for comments on net neutrality shake-up extended to Friday
NBN Co execs: No FTTN product until 2015
Faster? Not yet. Cheaper? No data
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
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.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.