Well i believe CableTel went bust during the installation here in Derry, so 95% of the man-hole covers mention CableTel, anything that was after this or anything that has been replaced mentions NTL on it.
NTL is CableTel
CableTel (HQ was in guildford) bought National Transcommunications Ltd (a TV transmitter business) and renamed the company after the initials NTL. Then it went on a buying spree and bought most of the competitors. Eventually merging with Telewest.
Then it wanted to buy VirginMobile - so it sold off the National Transcommunications business as it wasn't cable or telephone (more corporate) and that is what we now know as Arqiva.
Then after buying Virgin Mobile, the NTL:telewest group renamed themselves Virgin Media. (I've seen the history lesson in VM's HQ building!).
Manhole covers and similar here all have "CATV" written on them.
pro - on THFB - sync about 17.2mbps - BQM
Edited by jchamier (Thu 21-Jul-11 07:57:20)