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Standard User tag_tim
(newbie) Fri 30-Sep-11 00:08:58
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Best ISP for a exchange with no LLU


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Hey,

Wondered if someone could give any pointers.

We are moving house soon, and our exchange will be 'Wedmore' which has no ADSL2 yet, but will have soon, but no LLU.

I need a solid, fast and reliable connection as I work from home, and often need to download and upload huge (1Gb+ sometimes) files. And, I also need a static IP.

I am wondering if perhaps my safest choice is go with BT Business (I don't believe that BT Home Broadband offers static IP's), mainly as there are no LLU alternatives.

I would prefer not to go with BT as I've had problems in the past, but I also want to maximise the connection I am able to get.

I am currently with O2 on an LLU enabled exchange and they have been pretty good, but they only offer a 'access' service on this exchange.

Any advice or pointers would be much appreciated?

Thanks in advance.

Tim.
Standard User baby_frogmella
(committed) Fri 30-Sep-11 04:04:16
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Re: Best ISP for a exchange with no LLU


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What you need are business grade BTw based ISP's but without the business grade prices. I've been with both of these, and heartily recommend them.

Netplan
Goscomb Technologies
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 30-Sep-11 09:29:21
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Re: Best ISP for a exchange with no LLU


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Zen IDnet and others spring to mind too.

BT Business is just the home service plus VAT and expensive static IP options.

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Standard User wolvesmad
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 30-Sep-11 09:51:01
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I've been on Xilo / Uno's office product for 18 months - excellent ISP.

£28 inc vat per month, static IP, 45gb peak time usage. Off Peak 200gb FUP. Full weekend and 8pm to 8am every week day evening is classed as off peak.

Customer service is excellent, not had an outage in the 18 months I have been with them.

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Xilo.net Office 8Mb
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 30-Sep-11 15:17:58
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Re: Best ISP for a exchange with no LLU


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
BT Business is just the home service plus VAT and expensive static IP options.
The Home Service is now called Radio 4, and has a licence fee with no VAT.

Seriously though - all broadband has Vat.

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Standard User smurf46
(member) Fri 30-Sep-11 15:24:48
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Half right of course, but I've always understood domestic prices are quoted inclusive of VAT (by regulation?) and business prices are usually quoted exclusive of VAT (presumably as a business registered for VAT will normally be able to reclaim the input tax). The radio licence fee was abolished a good few years ago, I thought!

No-one was ever convinced by what I said, but by what they understood.

Edited by smurf46 (Fri 30-Sep-11 15:29:37)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 30-Sep-11 15:50:06
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Not looked but used to be if home option was £24.99 from BT Retail, the business would be listed as £24.99 + VAT

i.e. always VAT rate more expensive

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Standard User cavillas
(knowledge is power) Fri 30-Sep-11 17:54:07
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Idnet have a Business plan as well as Domestic and well worth a check.Idnet Business

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 30-Sep-11 18:18:49
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That's intriguing.

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