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Increase in central capacity March 2010

Increase in central capacity March 2010

Increase in central capacity March 2010

erx_200x200Some of you may remember the post I published last month about us lighting all four segments of a new 622Mbps central pipe? If you don't then you can read it here. Guess what? It's that time again! (... well almost) Over recent days engineers have been busy putting the final touches to the installation of our next 622Mbps central, affectionately referred to as 'Plusnet 16'. We've now lit the first two 'segments' of this pipe which is basically half of it (there are four 155Mbps segments per 622Mbps pipe). This means that there’s now more bandwidth to be shared amongst everybody on ‘Up to 8Mb’ 20CN platform. Customers connecting to the new segment will see their traffic routed through the gateway known as pcl-ag02 We’ve activated this bandwidth to accommodate the expected increase in customer numbers over the coming months, and the almost guaranteed increase in average usage as the year progresses. new_pipe_030310 When new capacity is added to the network, it takes time for it to balance and for a representative proportion of the customer base to connect to the new segments. In order to speed up this process we might  need to briefly disconnect some broadband customers from the Internet. If we decide to do this then we’ll announce further details as a planned maintenance notice nearer the time. We've been continuing to add bandwidth to our 21CN network (Up to 20Mbps) over recent months too!

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