Just a few key dates (mostly as reminders to me) regarding Internet History
Probably of no interest to anyone else .
(so excuse the poor formatting).
||Digital Britain report
||Proposals for 21CN, broadband access etc - Summary
||BTw increase the ceasation fee to £15.75 (ex VAT)
||ADSL 2+ live roll out.
||£39.66 disonnection fee reduced to £5.76 inc VAT
||BTw pricing changes
||At long last BTw make a reduction for port costs and central pipe charges.
Connection fee is reduced to £40.96, but a nasty cessation charge of £39.66 is brought in for the first time :(
||Trial of LLU to IPStream Migration. Only available to ISPs who also provide LLU
||Maxdsl bulk upgrades suspended due to problems http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/05/19/bt_max/
||MaxDSL Roll out
||Most exchanges are maxdsl ready for todays
||ADSL Max due
||BT publishes details of the forthcoming Max beta trial ADSL Guide Newsarchive
||UK Online announced up to 22Mbps
ADSL2+ service for £29.99 pm
||BTw Contention ratio
||BT remove all references of 20:1 and 50:1 from
their products, replacing it with congestion priority.
||Trials commence for simultaneous migrate and regrade speed. Most ISPs live by 2006.
||BTw offers single migration between
IPStream and DataStream
||BT Home 2000 product to go live.
||BT Wholesale Home 2000 trial
PN offered at £39.99 2Mb 20:1 Jun 2004.
||BT to automate migration between IPStream ISPs in batches of 10. By March 05 the system should be able to include single migrations.
||MK ext reach trials
Following the MK trials - The 0.5Mbps test limit abolished
1Mbps service is to have its limit raised from 41dB to
60dB. - link
||BT IPStream Home 250 Introduced
||MACs go live.
||Caps - Wanadoo
||Wanadoo rebrand Freeseve accounts with caps.
1Mb £34.99 30GB. 512k £24.99 15GB.
||Caps - BT
||BT introduce 512kb service 1GB for £19.99
|| Caps - Tiscali
||Tiscali customers find they are being capped/throttled.
The ISP which advertises unlimited would seem to be throttling
users that do in excess of around 20GB pm.
||Caps - BT
||BT introduce advisory 30GB
cap on 512 + 1Mb
||Caps - NTL
||Further to their announcement in 2003, NTL
contact their heavier users.
"reduce the downstream bandwidth utilised through your cable modem
to no more than 1GB per day"
||Caps - BT
||BT announce plans to introduce 1GB per day
|08 Dec 2003
||Caps - Virgin
||1GB per day max 5GB per week.
"The problem is that about 1% of Virgin customers
are using 40% of the peak bandwidth".
||1Mb - Contention
||1Mb users see contention effects.
||Extended reach v1
||End user distance from the exchange increased
from 5.5 to 6km for rate adaptive services.
||32.99pm 1Mb 50:1 trials
||1Mb - Home
||BTw announce the introduction of a 1Mb service
for home users
||Finally adsl is activated yay \o/
||Bank Holiday w/e
||Router still not arrived :(
||Phone goes dead for nearly an hour
Blah Im sure Im activated but havent got my router to check
||NTL introduces a 1GB/day limit on their broadband service offering
||Exchange Trigger reached
||440/400 by 14th of February 2003
||BT Anytime is restricted
||When the new Anytime
and Surftime deals start users will be allocated 50 bonus hours
||BT Pushing adsl
||It costs £29.99
a month and £150 to set up
||BT to restrict dial up
£15.99 a month
for the Anytime service is
now being cut to 150 hours
£6.99 a month
Surftime deal being
cut to 120 hours
||New ADSL checker released
||Pre-registration scheme which includes details of a trigger level.
For those users who can't get ADSL due to not having an enabled
exchange, they will now be told the trigger level if one has been
set for the exchange. Generally the trigger level is between 200
and 500 pre-orders
|13 June 2002
||Oftel says UK broadband is cheap!
||UK broadband prices are below those of most other European countries.
UK Consumer prices are on average lower than in countries such
as France and Germany and UK business prices are Europe's best.
||ADSL Roll out
||BT plans to upgrade 100 more exchanges over the coming month
allowing ADSL services to be rolled out to more than fifty further
cities and towns in the UK.
||Wires only trials commence.
||Wires Only Installation
||BTw announce they are to introduce a self install
version of adsl which uses microfilters.
||ADSL Roll out
||BTwholesale have 940 exchanges enabled for DSL
||81% of people using the internet still connect using a standard
fixed phone line via Dialup
8% use BTHighway or ISDN
5% Digital TV, 4% Mobile phone / device, 7% other (6% of that supposedly
0.6% of people using the internet in the UK are thought to connect
through an ADSL line.
to relaunch its unmetered internet
||In November, Freeserve
ejected customers that it claimed had been abusing its unmetered
service. By the
autumn, the casualties, including LineOne and WorldOnline, were
||BT is launching a new broadband service
||The UK is still far behind the United States, where ADSL was
introduced in 1998.
Among UK telecom operators, only Telewest has already launched
its broadband service Called Blueyonder, it is currently available
only in cable households in south-east England. It charges £50
The BT service will cost £39.99 a month for consumers,
with an installation fee of £150.
Businesses wanting a single use connection will have to pay VAT
on top of those prices.
Multi-user business deals will cost £99.99 a month with
a £260 installation charge - both prices are exclusive
Initial speeds will be up to 512 kilobits per second (kbps),
but BT hopes to upgrade to 1 or 2 megabits per second (mbps)
by the autumn.
||BT Freecall launched
|| Flat rate of £9.99 a month.
6 p.m. till midnight and all weekends
||Oftel, has told BT that it will have to allow other telephone
companies access to its local phone lines into homes by July 2001...
to speed up the introduction of broadband
||Free dial up
||Remember X-Stream?. The 1st "Free" dial-up
||ADSL trial in West London commence.
||BT's key announcement for consumers on Thursday was on pricing.
It revealed it would be selling ADSL at wholesale prices to Internet
Service Providers (ISPs) of £40 to £150 a month,