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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 30-May-12 13:49:35
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Best broadband provider in Chatteris, Cambs.


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Hello all,

I will be moving to Chatteris, Cambs soon (PE16 6NN).

I'm looking for a good broadband provider in the area. According to Samknows, these are the providers available:

BT Wholesale ADSL
BT Wholesale ADSL Max
BT Wholesale WBC (21CN)
BT Wholesale SDSL
BT FTTC
AOL LLU
TalkTalk (CPW) LLU
Sky Broadband / Easynet LLU

As an ex-Be customer, comparing the available ISPs, they are all mediocre:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/isp/compare.html?isp_3...

When can I expect better broadband services to be available? (so I don't get tied into too long a contract).

What are your general thoughts/advice?

Thanks.
Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 30-May-12 14:01:17
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What do you class as "better"?

Faster, Cheaper, Customer Service ...?


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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 30-May-12 14:17:27
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What do you class as "better"?

Faster, Cheaper, Customer Service ...?


Speed and reliability.

I've used Plusnet and BT ADSL in the past and the connections occasionally drop out, requiring a router restart.

I've also used Virgin Media (cable) and Be ADSL in the past, and both were fast and reliable.

A fair price is also important, but I weigh that against the speed/reliability received.

I don't really need a good customer service as I am competent enough to set up my own router/security/home network, etc.


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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 30-May-12 14:21:42
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Speed - you will not get faster than a BT FTTC connection and the service is also very reliable. Yes, some users have problems but they are a few small minority.


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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 30-May-12 14:30:19
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In reply to a post by MHC:
Speed - you will not get faster than a BT FTTC connection and the service is also very reliable. Yes, some users have problems but they are a few small minority.


Oh, my mistake. I thought all of the BT products there were copper phone line based.

Will definitely get fibre optic smile

Thanks!
Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 30-May-12 14:44:42
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
In reply to a post by MHC:
Speed - you will not get faster than a BT FTTC connection and the service is also very reliable. Yes, some users have problems but they are a few small minority.


Oh, my mistake. I thought all of the BT products there were copper phone line based.

Will definitely get fibre optic smile

Thanks!


FTTC is Fibre to the Cabinet and then copper from there to the premises.


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Standard User qasdfdsaq
(member) Wed 30-May-12 18:10:39
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Lies. A Sky FTTC connection is faster (just) because they don't have an IP profile cap.

Edited by qasdfdsaq (Wed 30-May-12 18:11:01)

Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 30-May-12 18:20:18
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So, Sky are now installing their own FTTC connections are they?


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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Wed 30-May-12 18:40:58
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Higher upload available on BT, and a fair few others FTTC products.

Standard User qasdfdsaq
(member) Wed 30-May-12 18:55:46
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No, it's GEA-FTTC
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