Tommy! In your eagerness to try to justify your insult, you now just typed several lines of tripe.
Amongst other things you have willy-nilly mixed up BT, (Retail? Wholesale? Openreach?) infrastructure with the throughput capacity rented by individual ISPs. Something that ISPs have to have whether using BT Wholesale, TalkTalk Business, C & W or Daisy (direct).
Utter twaddle I'm afraid.
The chances these days are very much that the ISPs with 500k+ customers can offer a higher probability of consistent throughput than the smaller niche ISPs.
In my case I migrated from O2 LLU with which I was perfectly happy to IDNet FTTC when my cabinet was enabled, as O2 never offered FTTC. I went to IDNet precisely because of concerns about the big boys. It cost me nearly £24 per month for 20, maybe 40MB per month. (I was using under 10GB).
At the end of my 12-month term I felt I was paying a huge amount for no apparent reason, as I spend an awful amount of time here and am well aware of different ISPs' performance and Customer Service reports. I migrated to Plusnet for a higher allowance at £16.49pm.
Eleven months into my 18-month term, just for the hell of it plus future-proofing, I upgraded to their (then new) 80/20 Unlimited service at £19.99pm, restarting my 18 months. Soon to end.
Am I happy? Compared to all the ISPs I keep an eye on here, which is most of the ones commonly mentioned, you bet I am! Not just on my own account, but seeing how other customers' problems are handled.
A few Plusnet customers are repeatedly raising ongoing issues. That isn't surprising given somewhere between 650k and 700k customers. At least one of them has said they are happy with their overall experience and will not be moving away asap.
You also misrepresent what I said. Half a dozen or more referral fees are significant. However they do not influence my recommendations in the slightest. I cannot of course answer for anyone else.
Peak time issues, as I in fact posted a few minutes ago to someone who had been experiencing such and is now not doing, possibly due to my earlier advice to them, do seem to arise on at least one of the many Plusnet gateways. A change of gateway usually solves it - the issue not being the overall capacity of the Plusnet provision. Simply a duff gateway or two that needs sorting out. I agree that isn't good.
As for your denigrating my recommendation as merely being due to my personal experience of Plusnet and that being limited info, I will leave the OP to decide which of us knows what he is talking about.
Who are you with now, seeing as Be no longer exists? Which ISPs do you recommend to the OP and why?
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Edited by RobertoS (Sun 11-May-14 23:24:14)