In order to bounce off the back of the Virgin Media launch of their cable service offering 50 Mbps, the internet service provider Be Broadband have announced that they will be offering a 48 Mbps broadband service.
However, this service is very different to the broadband that Virgin Media are offering, because while they use cable, Be Broadband is achieving these results from a normal ADSL line.
Be Broadband have been conducting trials of this service around the area of Paddington in London. They say that want to push broadband to the very limit and clearly they are, by offering the fastest broadband speeds through a fixed line.
The trial results will be studied and in early 2009 they will be offering this service to more of their customers, making it a real alternative to the cable service that will be available to less than half of the country.