BT doubles top broadband speed
BT are, once again, locking horns with Virgin in their dick-swinging festival of who can boast the superfastest super fast broadband by announcing that, roughly speaking, they're doubling the speed of their top package.
Infinity 2 download speeds are going to increase from (up to, naturally) 38Mbps to (up to) 76 Mbps tomorrow, for no extra charge. Of course, all these speeds mean nothing if you've far away from street side cabinet that connects your copper line to the new fibre optic network.
BT reckon that this upgrade will mean they'll be offering the fastest upload speeds (up to 19Mbps) while the basic Infinity package will remain at (up to)38Mbps downstream but be boosted upstream to 9.5Mbps.
“Many providers have forgotten about the importance of fast upload speeds,” said John Petter, managing director of BT Consumer. “BT believes that fast upstream speeds are vital given how people now use the internet and so we are distancing ourselves from the competition by providing the UK’s fastest upload speed.”
Meanwhile, Virgin are being rather sarcastic about it all. A spokesman for Virgin Media said it was good that BT was trying to "keep up".
Is this the most tedious rivalry in the history of humankind?