sky offer unlimited on both 40 and 80meg packages (they are my isp of choice at the moment) and claim no shapeing as so do BT now however there 40meg package has a useage cap of 40gig which for me is totaly useless and unlimited on the 80.
Plusnet has a useage limit of 40gig on there 40meg package and 250gig on the 80meg whoever both packages have a midnight to 8am slot where all downloads don't count but what's the point with fibre as its so quick the days of overnight downloads are long gone!
Something else to consider is that while all supply there own routers you MUST use the sky one due to the t&c's and the authentication (mer) that they use, you can use the billion router with sky useing the beta firmware but its a expencive router and to be honist the sky one seems to do the job at the end of the day.
the download meter i use is http://addgadgets.com/network_meter/
HOWEVER it only monitors the computer its installed on so if you use wireless items eg phone, console, ect then it carnt count there usage as well.
lastly the only slow connections ive heard of at the moment are either phone cable issues eg old copper/aluminium lines, heavy interference . However sky are haveing problems of half speed connections which from some posts ive read has been tracked to a block of ip addresses but is still ongoing, for this reasion alone even when sky enable our exchange before i make the jump i will be waiting to see if we are affected just incase it turns out to be something else.
Interestingly your 3 choices are the same as mine
I live for the one, I die for the one.
Yep i really am THAT thick!
Smallworld Cable ..... 5Meg then upped to 20Meg
O2 ADSL2+ .... 13.6Meg (ish)
Sky ADSL2+ .... 3.5Meg
Sky FTTC .... Should be getting the full 40/10 to start, upgrading to pro if i need it (EST speeds 72.1/20)
Edited by omnius (Sun 16-Sep-12 11:37:33)