I'm John and come to you seeking advice. I have been a long time lurker on TB and feeling the need for guidance from experts, I have signed up to the forums.
I have been with AOL since 2000. I am totally unhappy with my speeds at peak times as I do a lot of online gaming/MMO playing. Downloading 1GB of data during this time, whether it be the latest Star Trek Online patch or Football Manager demo can take 6+ hours. Where as during the wee small hours my speeds are rapid. So I have had it with them.
After doing some research on the web and TB I find out about XILO who seem to be a good option for me, in a perfect world, I would plump for BE, but they have no equipment in my exchange. However, in a spooky coincidence I have received a letter from AOL today to tell me that they are installing new equipment at my local exchange which could be up to 24meg, the work being carried out by Openreach. Great news, but utterly useless if I am still capped at peak time right?
Also, I read on the site that XILO use TalkTalk equipment, so come this friday, would XILO be able to offer me up to 24meg as well do you think?
Does anyone else have any other ISP suggestions for me given that I am looking for a provider who won't cap my speed during peak times? Speed isn't all that important as I'm only looking at 2-4meg at the quickest, maybe faster once the work is done at my exchange.
Thank you all in advance for reading, your time and any replies you make. I look forward to reading some input!