End of BTipstream 500We said more news was coming out today and here is some more.
The BTipstream 500 service, otherwise known as the USB, 50:1 contention and engineer installed version has been given it's marching orders. As of 1st August 2002 no more new orders will be taken for the service, the service will continue to be supported until 1st August 2003, i.e. faulty modems replaced etc what happens in 2003 is a little unclear - but suspect users will simply be transferred to the wires-only service, i.e. BTipstream Home 500.
This move has been on the cards and was probably decided once wires-only got going and the level of problems was found to be around the same or lower than with the engineer installed version.