I'm currently looking at moving broadband supplier. I'm out of contract and have great service with my current provider, but my usage has changed and I need to look at something more heavy duty.
I'm currently on ADSL2+, enjoying an up/down bandwidth sync of 1.6mbps/15.1mbps. Line length is about 1.1km from the exchange. My usage is easily 150GB per month. I'm in a BT FTTC area (alas no FTTP) and I'm also able to get Virgin at 100mbps.
My wife and I are heavy-duty gamers, from the Xbox through to high-end PC gaming. We play a range of stuff from RPGs and shooters to MMOs. We also buy a lot of our games as digital downloads. As a result, we need something that's fast, reliable, with low ping and unlimited usage. Draconian traffic shaping is also a no-no.
The recent change is that I'm now producing gameplay videos in high definition, which currently take an eternity to upload and can easily saturate our connection. As a result, I'm looking for something that's got a good upload speed as well as download. I also want to make sure that the support is good, with problems resolved quickly and without fuss.
I'm currently debating a switch to BT's Infinitiy Unlimited 40meg down/10 meg up service, but I'm not sure of any FUP or traffic shaping. I'm also open to other suggestions or recommendations as well so that we get the service and supplier we need. Price isn't as much of an issue as speed and quality.
So, any ideas?