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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 11-Apr-11 08:48:55
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I am looking to get a new ISP as I am moving house. A friend recommended the phone co-op as a more ethical form of ISP. I fully agree to try and work with ethical companies, but am a bit worried about the phone co-ops quality as it is not too well reviewed. Do you know if any of the smaller ISPs use renewable energy or share parts of profits with charities?

edit: No idea if this helps but I just did the samknows availability check

http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/LCKEN

I read somewhere else that phonecoop buy in on the talktalk network, which I am not too keen on. Thinking also about Vivaciti or TitanADSL or greenisp.net, but wondering to what extent they are ethical and/or different from what phone co-op would offer. Which line do they use?

Also, what benefit would be C&W network have and would any of these providers be able to provide it?
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Mon 11-Apr-11 09:59:38
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
I am looking to get a new ISP as I am moving house. A friend recommended the phone co-op as a more ethical form of ISP. I fully agree to try and work with ethical companies, but am a bit worried about the phone co-ops quality as it is not too well reviewed. Do you know if any of the smaller ISPs use renewable energy or share parts of profits with charities?
Hi, if you want to be ethical for your broadband, go with the Post Office and support the downtrodden postman who has to deliver heavy useless leaflets, because emails are robbing him of his job.

http://www2.postoffice.co.uk/broadband-phone

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 11-Apr-11 12:03:22
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Vivaciti LLU Unlimited is C & W.

Can't help re the "ethical" questions sorry.

What does "pascoa" mean?

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 11-Apr-11 12:26:11
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thanks! pascoa means easter in Portuguese!
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 11-Apr-11 12:59:43
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smile
I missed the bit about "what benefits" with C & W. There is a major one - it is (Partial) LLU rather than being based on BT Wholesale products. See What is LLU? on my website.

Which ISP are you with at the moment? I might be able to be more specific - as would others.

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(staff) Mon 11-Apr-11 13:06:05
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Would have suggested GreenBee part of Waitrose in the past, but profits no longer go to charity.

On the renewables - http://www.greenisp.net/ from a quick google, though its only their office that is PV powered, the data centre kit and broadband hardware being another whole matter.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 12-Apr-11 07:42:34
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Currently at Sky, and while I know they are doing carbon offsetting, I find the future near-monopoly over the news of BSkyB not something I want to support, so that's why I'm moving.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 12-Apr-11 08:40:56
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Which Sky package?

If it is Sky Connect, almost anything would be better. If it is Sky LLU Unlimited that is one of the best.

C & W is at least LLU so no BT Wholesale (technical) problems.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 12-Apr-11 11:20:41
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How do I know which Sky I have. It's one of the bogstandard Sky packages. I guess an all in one wit LLU - I get uploads over .5mbps.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 12-Apr-11 14:26:17
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Also, if I would move to the Phone co-op. Does anyone have recommendations for a good router for their network?
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