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Standard User paulglavin
(committed) Mon 07-Feb-11 12:02:01
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Which FTTC isp?


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I've been with BE for the past 3 years and have been happy with the service I've received. It's not quick but it's miles better than any BT20cn connection that I could get.
I'm averaging a 2300KIbs/650Kbs sync

My exchange (THBW) is due to be upgraded to FTTC next month and our Cab looks like it is being done at the moment. BE have been very quiet on what their plans are so I'm looking to move.

The majority of my usage is evenings (xbox live/surfing and downloading) with a small amount of surfing during the day. I rely on my upload speed and having the 7Mbs that the infinity checker promises would be really nice.

I'm looking for suggestions on who to look at, I'm considering AAISP but would welcome other suggestions

I'm looking for recommendatiojns

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 07-Feb-11 12:09:55
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Re: Which FTTC isp?


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Depends on your current and possible download volumes.

I'm considering IDNet Lite and Plus, or even the dreaded Infinity. MAC in hand!

With your usage pattern AAISP may work. It's the peak time costs there that are the drawback for most, but off-peak allowance is good and the night-time is effectively unlimited.

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Standard User lockyatlrg
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 07-Feb-11 12:44:39
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Re: Which FTTC isp?


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I'm in the same boat, my cab is ready now, and will go live in march, idnet look best so far with the unlimited upload that sways me.

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Standard User hutchingsp
(knowledge is power) Mon 07-Feb-11 17:51:01
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What about BT Infinity?

I'm in a very similar situation and other than the "It's BT" factor (and I'm not sure how much of that is rational and how much is brand snobbery) they do appear to have the best offer for a reasonably open service.

IDNet and AAISP look the next best options. I used to be with AAISP and as much as I rate them as an ISP, I just can't think of a more frustrating ISP to find yourself at home in the daytime unexpectedly with a 30mbps internet connection that you daren't use.
Standard User vivaciti
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 07-Feb-11 19:14:14
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We now have a product 100GB download mon - Fri 8am - 11pm unlimited off-peak with uploads not counted £42.00 per month

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Standard User gmoorc
(member) Mon 07-Feb-11 19:33:00
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Re: Which FTTC isp?


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In reply to a post by paulglavin:
The majority of my usage is evenings (xbox live/surfing and downloading) with a small amount of surfing during the day.


How about Vivaciti. Their peak is 8am to 8pm for FTTC, £30.90 for 45Gb peak. Price link.
Don't know whether it is important for you but there may be some P2P and newsgroup shaping according to their forum.
Standard User krazykizza
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 07-Feb-11 20:20:04
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Certainly if upload is your thing Idnet is great with it being unlimited.

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Standard User gmoorc
(member) Mon 07-Feb-11 20:36:15
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We now have a product 100GB download mon - Fri 8am - 11pm unlimited off-peak with uploads not counted £42.00 per month


Ooops. Missed your post before posting my comment.
Does the new package have any shaping at all?
Standard User paulglavin
(committed) Tue 08-Feb-11 09:28:08
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Is that with 10Mb Max upload?

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Standard User paulglavin
(committed) Tue 08-Feb-11 09:30:13
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In reply to a post by hutchingsp:
What about BT Infinity?

I'm in a very similar situation and other than the "It's BT" factor (and I'm not sure how much of that is rational and how much is brand snobbery) they do appear to have the best offer for a reasonably open service.

IDNet and AAISP look the next best options. I used to be with AAISP and as much as I rate them as an ISP, I just can't think of a more frustrating ISP to find yourself at home in the daytime unexpectedly with a 30mbps internet connection that you daren't use.


I've considered Infinity, I suppose I'm just so used to dealing with BTs incometence that the thought of using them again fills me with dread!!

I don't need a static IP, I don't do P2P but do use http newsgroups.

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