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Standard User Maxx8uk
(newbie) Sat 08-Jun-13 18:22:58
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BT reseller - Blocked sites ?


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I'm currently on 21cn and thinking of upgrading to FTTC.
But i know BT have compiled with the BPI request to block sites .
If i buy BT FTTC from a reseller will the BT block be in place or is that only if you are a direct BT customer ?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 08-Jun-13 18:59:32
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Re: BT reseller - Blocked sites ?


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Nobody resells BT Retail and it's BT Retail doing the blocking.

BT Wholesale does not do blocking, so you just need to make sure of the policy adopted by the ISPs you are interested in.

FTTC is a BT Openreach product, not even BT Wholesale, and is available from BT Wholesale, (then all the normal ISPs on that), TalkTalk and Sky.

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Standard User Maxx8uk
(newbie) Sat 08-Jun-13 19:16:23
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Thank you RobertoS,
I wanted to make sure before signing up for a 12 month contract.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 08-Jun-13 19:26:05
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Who are you thinking of going to for FTTC? You really do need to check closely what their policy is on this, and bear in mind most will warn a user whose IP address is reported to them, and even fewer will refuse to comply with a court order to supply the name and address.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 53.4/16.8Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User dave2150
(experienced) Sun 09-Jun-13 12:29:28
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Re: BT reseller - Blocked sites ?


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In reply to a post by Maxx8uk:
I'm currently on 21cn and thinking of upgrading to FTTC.
But i know BT have compiled with the BPI request to block sites .
If i buy BT FTTC from a reseller will the BT block be in place or is that only if you are a direct BT customer ?


The blocks do nothing really, since anyone with google can find hundreds of proxy websites to bypass the 'blocks'.

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Standard User Maxx8uk
(newbie) Sun 09-Jun-13 13:12:09
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I'm currently with Xilo and will most likely take their FTTC offering of

Fibre+ 50GB 68Mb down 20Mb up 50GB 8am-8pm for £24.99+vat

as i'm currently on their ADSL2 office 40

getting 17 down 0.93 up with a 22ms ping for about £2 less

Hopefully the extra upload will mean i might get host on xbox live a lot more
Standard User Maxx8uk
(newbie) Sun 09-Jun-13 13:16:57
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In reply to a post by dave2150:
In reply to a post by Maxx8uk:
I'm currently on 21cn and thinking of upgrading to FTTC.
But i know BT have compiled with the BPI request to block sites .
If i buy BT FTTC from a reseller will the BT block be in place or is that only if you are a direct BT customer ?


The blocks do nothing really, since anyone with google can find hundreds of proxy websites to bypass the 'blocks'.


It more of a protest thing for me. I don't want to give me custom to the large companies that are being force to comply currently. I realise eventually unless there is a major change in thinking all the companies will be in the same boat and then i will not have a choice, but until then.
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