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Standard User Spinball
(newbie) Thu 23-Jun-11 22:10:35
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Oh dear - have to pick an ISP. Your help appreciated


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Hello,
ok so we're moving from a 50 meg Virgin Media service to an area with ADSL only.
Our new house is at B45 8JF on the Hillside exchange
http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/CMHILL
We run a business (running a forum) from home so we could have a business *and/or* residential solution.
Speed and reliability is important, unlimited transfer is essential, cost, within reason, is not as important.
We want a phone line but won't use it much as we have mobile contracts (me with Tesco, the wife with O2).
BT Business quoted £15 for the phone and £19 for the broadband with first 3 months, installation and router free. They tell me it's 6 meg uncontested. I like that but I don't like the 24 month lockin.
BE said they have no space at that exchange, try again in a month.
The rest quote for line and broadband with the usual 12 month lock in, free router and stuff. Installation seems to be about £50 across the board.
Virgin want £32.54 a month with first 3 months @ £27.44.
Talk Talk are £27.10.
O2 are £28.50 (wife is a customer).
So the costs are much of a muchness.

Any recommendations and suggestions most welcome. For example is BT Business really uncontested in the real world? I've heard BT's customer service can be really disappointing.
Left field idea options for faster broadband also welcome.
And if anyone can tell me when the exchange will get cable, unless it's no time soon, I'd be over the moon.

Thanks

Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 23-Jun-11 22:21:06
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I recommend BE and I think you'd get around 12 Megs with an attenuation of 39dB. Unfortunately, they say there's no space and if so, that would rule out O2 as well.



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Standard User ggremlin
(member) Thu 23-Jun-11 22:24:37
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you should consider a hosting package rather than a local server.

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ps: following you signature link,
'The server is too busy at the moment. Please try again later.'

Edited by ggremlin (Thu 23-Jun-11 22:28:54)


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Standard User baby_frogmella
(committed) Thu 23-Jun-11 22:27:44
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It might be worth trying to sign to sign up with Goscomb using their BE backhaul

Up to 24/1.3 meg with 200gb usage per month >> £26 +vat pm
Up to 24/2.5 meg with unmeterd usage per month >> £42 +vat pm

http://www.goscomb.net/connectivity/broadband/consumer

TalkTalk Plus LLU ADSL2+ connected @ 17612/1019 kbps
Attenuation 27db down / 9db up
Noise Margin 3.3 db down / 12db up
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Standard User Spinball
(newbie) Thu 23-Jun-11 22:47:52
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I've had a few recommendations for BE. I guess they have too many people using that exchange so there is too much contention? Are they worth waiting for?

Do you really think I could get 12 megs? That's twice what people have been saying I could get at a maximum.
Standard User Spinball
(newbie) Thu 23-Jun-11 22:49:15
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In reply to a post by baby_frogmella:
It might be worth trying to sign to sign up with Goscomb using their BE backhaul

Up to 24/1.3 meg with 200gb usage per month >> £26 +vat pm
Up to 24/2.5 meg with unmeterd usage per month >> £42 +vat pm

http://www.goscomb.net/connectivity/broadband/consumer

BE said they are full, though.
Standard User Spinball
(newbie) Thu 23-Jun-11 22:51:44
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In reply to a post by ggremlin:
you should consider a hosting package rather than a local server.

edit
ps: following you signature link,
'The server is too busy at the moment. Please try again later.'

We do have a hosting package. But we're always online to it.
Thanks for the heads up on the site. The server times were wrong, confusing the forum.
Fixed.
Another example of why we need to be online lots frown
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 23-Jun-11 22:57:52
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Where did the 39dB attenuation come from?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 23-Jun-11 23:00:33
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In reply to a post by Spinball:
We do have a hosting package. But we're always online to it.
That will use a small amount of bandwidth (allowance usage). No need whatsoever for "unlimited". Look at the amount I read and post here, and struggle to use 7GB, including the rest of what I do.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User ggremlin
(member) Thu 23-Jun-11 23:01:30
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for the postcode, B45 8JF
it seems that fttc may be available soon
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