Bulldog’s 4Mps Broadband Service

Good news if you live in central London and are after a fast, reasonably cheap internet service – Bulldog, who were acquired by Cable and Wireless in June, have launched a 4Mps product for UK£30 (€44.88) per month. Bulldog 4 is being offered through the company’s own exchange equipment in 39 London exchanges, made possible by BT’s local loop unbundling programme.

Richard Greco, CEO of Bulldog said in a statement, “Having our own infrastructure enables us to do this, unlike other Internet Service Providers who are restricted by BT’s wholesale offerings.”

The connection is 4Mbps down and 400kbps up — still faster than most ADSL packages, but a deterrent to peer to peer uploaders.

This is sure to set a fire under BT whose 512kpbs product is only UK£5 (€7.47) cheaper than Bulldog 4.

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Fraser Lovatt

Fraser Lovatt has spent the last fifteen years working in publishing, TV and the Internet in various capacities, and believes that they will be seperate platforms for at least a while yet. His main interests at the moment are exploring where Linux is taking home entertainment and how technology is conferring technical skills on more and more people. Fraser Lovatt was born in the same year that 2001: A Space Odyssey was delighting and confusing people in the cinemas, and developed a lifelong love of technology as soon as he realised that things could be taken apart, sometimes put back together again, but mostly left in bits or made into something the original designer hadn't quite planned upon. At school he was definitely in the ZX Spectrum/Magpie/BMX camp, rather than the BBC Micro/Blue Peter/well-behaved group. This is all deeply ironic as he later went on to spend nine years working at the BBC. After a few years of working as a bookseller in Scotland, ("Back when it was actually a skilled profession" he'll tell anyone still listening), he moved to England for reasons he can't quite explain adequately to himself. After a couple of publishing jobs punctuated by sporadic bursts of travelling and photography came the aforementioned nine years at the BBC where he specialised in internet technologies and video. These days his primary interests are Java, Linux, videogames and pies - and if they're not candidates for convergence, then what is?