It's just the FUP that is the thorn in my side, and TalkTalk is the only option, but since they seem traffic shaping happy, is there much point, as I may not be able to use the connection properly anyway.
If for whatever reason you do decide not to go with talktalk there are other options for you.
Check out the resellers forum for companies that sell products based on CPW exchange equipment.
Xilo and Vivaciti are two of them.
Xilo do not traffic shape at all and Vivaciti do however you can pay to have it removed. You can also keep your BT line now on one of the Vivaciti products.
Problem is they could prove to be much more expensive than talktalk.
Think Xilo offer 50GB on their product for £26.54 which may not be enough for you?
Vivaciti would be 26.40 for 100GB plus another £20 to remove traffic shaping which would also remove the 100GB cap.
Thanks for that, I didn't realise there were other providers available using the hardware.
Xilo don't appear to be able to offer any better than I could get through Demon, but Vivaciti can offer me 100GB FUP for £19.80 inc vat per month, and according to their FAQ, it doesn't seem the FUP is so brutal as Demon's, where you're basically throttled to 128k for a few weeks if you go over the limit.
As it is a fair use policy rather than a data cap, we look at the activity of the account throughout the duration of your service, so if your usage is normally below the FUP, but you occasionally go over this, then this would not be a problem, if however you consitently go over the FUP then we may recomend a different package that may suit you better.
they also mention
What are Peak and Off Peak Hours?
For the allowance based products, peak hours are defined as Monday to Friday 8AM - midnight (8AM - 8PM for Office connections) All other times are off peak.
Our FTTC Products have peak time defined as Mon - Fri 8am - 11pm.
So if they're a bit lenient on their FUP and I could have unlimited usage during off peak, then that would suit me brilliantly.
And I assume it should be as fast as I get on BT Wholesale through Demon? (Vivicati make no mention of predicted line speed) since Tiscali said they could only provide 5mb, surely ADSL2+ should be able to deliver more than the dead on 8mb I get now?
the maximum speed they say they can deliver is only 5mbit, compared to the bang on 8mbit I currently receive
What's your SNR? I doubt you will go from 8meg to 5 meg. I went from a synch of 8meg to 17meg... I really do need to work out why my synch is 17meg but speed tests are consistently 13.5meg......
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 8128 kbps 448 kbps
Line Attenuation 26 db 5.5 db
Noise Margin 7 db 24 db
Just for clarity, I do actually download at 8mbit, I'm not just synched at it, in case anyone thinks I'm getting confused between the two
Edited by MrWhiteUK (Tue 01-Mar-11 12:48:15)