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WightCable is a provider of commercial and residential cable television, telephone and broadband internet services in the United Kingdom. Along with Kingston Communications it is one of the last remaining cable companies not owned by NTL who, from March 2006, operate more than 95% of cable services in the UK. It was formed by the takeover of Isle of Wight Cable and Telephone Company (IOWCTC) and Omne Communications by CLS Holdings in the early years of the 21st century. Image File history File links Wightcable. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... The telephone or phone (Greek: tele = far away and phone = voice) is a telecommunications device which is used to transmit and receive sound (most commonly voice and speech) across distance. ... Broadband Internet access, often shortened to broadband Internet or just broadband is a high data-transmission rate Internet connection. ... Kingston Communications PLC is a telecommunications provider based in Kingston upon Hull serving primarily the East Yorkshire area. ... NTL Incorporated is a US listed British company providing cable services (internet, telephone and television) prodominantly in the United Kingdom. ...


It runs two mostly separate operations, WightCable on the Isle of Wight (former IOWCTC), and WightCable (North) in south west Scotland around Irvine, Troon & Kilmarnock and in North West England around Carlisle, Lancaster and Morecambe (former Omne Communications). The Isle of Wight is an English island and county, off the southern English coast, to the south of the county of Hampshire. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Irvine is a coastal new town in Ayrshire, Scotland, administered by North Ayrshire council. ... Troon is a town in South Ayrshire, Scotland and also a village on the outskirts of Camborne in Cornwall. ... View from Kilmarnock train station onto John Finnie Street. ... North West England is one of the regions of England. ... Carlisle is a city in the extreme northwest of England, some 16 km from the border with Scotland. ... A view of Lancaster showing the Lune, the Millennium Bridge and the Ashton Memorial Lancaster (2001 census population 45,952: source ONS) is a city in Lancashire, in the north-west of England, UK. It is a commercial, cultural and educational centre. ... Location within the British Isles Morecambe is a resort town in the Lancaster district of Lancashire, England. ...


Modernisation - 2005 onwards

WightCable LTD were sold in the last part of 2005, now going under the name WightCable 2005. Little has changed for the end user other than new graphics on the website and letterheads and increased broadband speeds. It is speculated that this change was brought about to dismiss customers concerns with the quality of service the old company had provided.


WightCable have two broadband speeds for the consumer (non-business)


1Mb/256Kb


and


2Mb/512Kb


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