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Standard User dstretch
(learned) Mon 30-Jan-12 18:13:23
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Real "unlimited", unthrottled 8Mb ADSL?


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Does such a nirvana exist?

I've finally had enough of TalkTalk Business due to my evening speeds dropping to around 0.3Mbps when they're at 5-6Mb out of peak hours. TalkTalk say it's congestion between my exchange and their network which I guess means I should be able to switch to another ISP without problems. I started off with Nildram and had a full 7Mbps connection at all times before TalkTalk ended up with them frown

I want to be able to download PC games from Steam and stream Netflix without worrying about tripping over a ridiculously low peak-time cap.

My exchange hasn't been LLUed, has no ADSL2 and no date for Fibre.

I've looked at IDNet who look good from their "no throttling / traffic management" perspective, but they have a ludicrously low 40GB (peak) cap per month frown Three PC games from Steam will eat that up straight away.

I keep hearing that BT are properly unlimited usage now, but how's their throttling for general evening use and streaming video services?

I generally have no P2P use (unless a game installer uses it for the download) and don't use Usenet.

Is BT Business a better bet than BT retail?

Thanks in advance
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(Unregistered)Mon 30-Jan-12 19:34:43
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Re: Real "unlimited", unthrottled 8Mb ADSL?


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Does such a nirvana exist?

Yep as long as you are prepared to pay for it wink

e.g. from one ISP:- £100+VAT per month (Business package) or around £40 inc VAT for 120GB usage a month (residential package)

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 30-Jan-12 19:47:16
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Re: Real "unlimited", unthrottled 8Mb ADSL?


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BT pretty much claim to only manage P2P traffic these days on consumer products.

So if after the high usage peak time and no LLU, then BT Total Option 3 is maybe the way to go.

TalkTalk Business on an IPStream is something I would not expect to perform well. Investment in capacity probably ended when Nildram went.

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Standard User Ripley
(committed) Mon 30-Jan-12 20:00:07
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I moved from Talk Talk to Zen, never looked back!

Freeserve Dial-Up --> BTopenworld --> <n>ildram -->Talk Talk LLU --> ZeN
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Standard User dstretch
(learned) Tue 31-Jan-12 08:52:52
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That sounds perfect to me, I'm not fussed if they throttle my incredibly minimal P2P traffic smile

Thanks again!
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