Online gaming has been touted as the killer app for broadband uptake, and whether this is true or not, Telewest, has its eye firmly on this market. Today it has launched a broadband service aimed at online console gamers using PS2 Online and Xbox Live.
The service, called blueyonder gaming pack, costs £25 to set up, and £5 per month thereafter. It provides a router and ethernet cables to connect up your console, plus a second IP address.
The gaming pack has been designed for existing blueyonder broadband customers, acting as an upgrade to their service, which allows them to play online and surf simultaneously. To benefit from the pack PS2 gamers must already have a blueyonder broadband connection, console, PS2 network adapter, memory card and ethernet cable. Xbox users need a console, broadband connection, Xbox Live starter kit and ethernet cable.
The new gaming?s dual connector allows you to use your console and PC to access broadband services simultaneously. Telewest also offers a direct connection which allows you to connect your PC or console, but you need to disconnect one to hook up the other.