Nynex Cablecomms Group has announced its first trial of cable modems, using Motorola devices.
Using the Motorola Cybersurfer cable modem, Nynex will offer improved Internet access to customers, particularly on the business side. Downloading using a conventional telephone modem can take more than 18 minutes for a complex image. With a cable modem it will take four seconds.
Nynex? broadband cable network has been set up for television and telephone, and supports advanced functions such as downloading videos and 360-degree images over the Net.
But the cable modem announcement has been overshadowed by the announcement that the threatened merger between Nynex and Telewest has been abandoned. It was believed that the merger of the largest two cable companies in the UK would help them compete with Rupert Murdoch?s BSkyb.
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