Christmas has come early

Thanks to NTL, we’re now enjoying the wonders of 10Mbps broadband. There was some doubt as to whether it would actually get upgraded before Christmas as various sites (such as BBC News and The Register) had reported earlier in the year but NTL came through as promised.

Since about 6pm last night, we’ve been switched over from 3Mbps to 10Mbps and I didn’t even realise until I saw 1.2MB/s spikes on the bandwidth graph this morning. I guess that explains the slight network hiccup around 6:30pm last night. I just thought it was the internet being slow as it was working fine by the time I started doing a traceroute to the server I was working on.


  1. The upload speed on a 10Mbps cable modem is 512kbps (64KB/s) which I believe is double what the 3Mbps version used to have.

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