I am currently with Virgin, have been for many years.
We used to enjoy high speeds with them when we lived in a cable area on the outskirts of London. Then we moved and continued with V ADSL through a BT connection and much slower speeds than I was used to.
We are now moving one street away from where we live, pretty much equidistant from the BT exchange which is about 100 yards from either property. My thoughts turn therefore to other providers and a new contract.
I have been fed up with Virgin for some time : at night speeds frequently drop from 800 kb/s during the day to 60 kb/s all night long, making 4OD, BBC iPlayer etc almost impossible. This drop is not directly related to my internet usage i.e. happens a lot when I have not dl anything or streamed anything for a few days.
I also on a few days of the week download 800 mb and over in one go, which takes me hours instead of minutes if I persevere with it.
Virgin have a traffic management policy. I understand BT also restrict P2P. What does P2P mean exactly in BT's case over and above peer to peer? Is it mainly torrent based actions? Or anyone using one of the filesharing websites (Rapidshare, Fileshare, or Mega this that and the other?)
I'd much appreciate it if anyone could recommend a good provider fir my situation. Apologies for the text heavy question but it seemed advisable to provide a bit of background..
Edited by BGD (Fri 28-Oct-11 22:21:42)