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Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 30-Mar-13 10:38:03
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Any smaller ISPs who can compete on FTTC?


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I'm in the market for an FTTC package and have been checking ISPs for attractive offers. I would prefer to give my business to a smaller ISP but it seems none(?) of them can compete on price and data caps with the big boys. Any suggestions for smaller ISPs with interesting FTTC packages that I may have missed? Thanks in advance. smile
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 31-Mar-13 12:31:40
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Re: Any smaller ISPs who can compete on FTTC?


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Judging by the number of responses it seems there isn't much competition for the larger ISPs. frown Oh well, I've signed up with Plusnet. smile
Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 31-Mar-13 12:44:40
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Good choice!

The larger ISPs are doing great deals nowadays. Even BT!!


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Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 31-Mar-13 12:54:28
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Re: Any smaller ISPs who can compete on FTTC?


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I can't really see why the average user would select a smaller ISP at the moment. Most of the small ISPs I looked at weren't even close to anything the bigger providers could offer(in terms of fundamentals like price and data caps). They must be getting absolutely crushed in the FTTC market. frown
Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 31-Mar-13 12:56:33
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Re: Any smaller ISPs who can compete on FTTC?


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Even for standard broadband it's similar.

Say you have no LLU in your area.

BT do truly unlimited no throttling for £16.
Smaller ISPs want £50+

Then in LLU areas it is near on impossible to beat sky's 7.50 for instance.
Standard User alotbit
(newbie) Thu 09-May-13 16:53:47
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Re: Any smaller ISPs who can compete on FTTC?


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Hi

Sorry to hijack but I need FTTC for a business line (light usage and up to 16.2 Mbps predicted by BTwholesale checker) and the big boys are not competitive for FTTC on a business line.

The following ISPs are competitive:

ADSL24 - £16.58+vat
Chilli-mintlabs (Invictel) - £20+vat
Fast.co.uk - £18.71+vat
Goscomb - £20+vat
Greenisp - £20.56+vat
Icuk - £20.83+vat
IDNet - £22.50+vat
Merula - £20+vat
Ukfsn - £22+vat
Vivaciti - £22+vat

Money is tight and reliability is not important enough to me to pay over the odds for - BT Infinity starts at £30+vat on a business line.

I can switch phone as well.

Any thoughts much appreciated.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 09-May-13 21:46:30
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Re: Any smaller ISPs who can compete on FTTC?


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If reliability, (ie fix time priority), is not particularly important, why do you need a business grade line? Most of the ones you list, though not all, will happily allow SOHO use on residential packages.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 54.2/15.2Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User alotbit
(newbie) Fri 10-May-13 12:47:09
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I dont need a business grade line but I prefer the number to be listed in the business section of the directory - is this possible with a residential package?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 10-May-13 15:07:11
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A good enough reason smile.

I don't know about the question. It should be easy enough to find out?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 54.2/15.2Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User vivaciti
(knowledge is power) Fri 10-May-13 15:43:56
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If the phone line is a basic (residential) then you wont get it listed as a business in the directories (unless a paid for entry) but even if the phone line is a business you can still have a residential broadband service on the line.

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