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Telewest Broadband is today launching faster broadband internet services in
Devon, enabling speed-hungry web surfers to rev-up their home connection
even further.

The cable company's 1Mb and 2Mb blueyonder broadband services offer internet
connections up to 20 and 40 times faster than traditional dial-up services,

The premium services cost from £35 per month and mean customers in Devon can
now choose the speed of their broadband internet connection from 512kb, 1Mb
and 2Mb options.

Chad Raube, director of internet services at Telewest Broadband, said: "We
have pioneered faster broadband services for some time and we're now
delighted to make the 1Mb and 2Mb services available to customers in the
south west.

"We've had plenty of requests for these faster services from our customers
in Devon and anyone who wants the ultimate internet experience will find
it's been well worth the wait."

Existing blueyonder broadband customers can quickly upgrade their connection
via the self-care pages of the blueyonder.co.uk web site at no cost.

The cable company's network passes approximately 170,000 homes across Devon.


Notes to Editors
The 1Mb blueyonder broadband service costs £35 per month when taken with
another Telewest Broadband service, or £39.99 on its own. The 2Mb service
costs £50 per month when taken with another service, or £54.99 per month on
its own. Standard installation charges and terms & conditions apply. For
more information, consumers can visit www.blueyonder.co.uk or call 0800 953

Telewest Communications plc, the broadband communications and media group,
currently passes 4.9 million homes and provides multi-channel television,
telephone and internet services to 1.72 million UK households, and voice and
data telecommunications services to around 70,000 business customers. Its
content division, Flextech, is the BBC's partner in UKTV. Together they are
the largest supplier of basic channels to the UK pay-TV market with a
portfolio that combines wholly owned and managed channels, including the
eleven joint venture channels with the BBC. For further information go to

For further information:
John Moorwood, Telewest Broadband - 01483 582 802 or
Alexandra Legg, Telewest Broadband - 01483 582 716 or

Published on: 12:00AM on 20th January 2004