A few days ago I put in an offer to purchase a property at BN12 5JA - I guess that at best it will be sometime in January 2013 that I would be the owner if all goes to plan. Of course I need a broadband service and I note the following.
Here the following services are available:
BT Wholesale ADSL
BT Wholesale ADSL Max
BT Wholesale WBC (21CN)
BT Wholesale SDSL
O2 / Be LLU
TalkTalk (CPW) LLU
Sky Broadband / Easynet LLU
BUT for FTTC I see I would be connected to cabinet: P14 which is linked to exchange: WORTHING WEST. Unfortunately BT finds itís taking us longer than planned to get my cabinet ready for service.
At my existing home I have Virgin Cable supplying me with about 15 down and 1 up, TV and phone. As for a broadband service in the new property, I would not wish to have significantly lower connection speeds than at present and perhaps will have to consider what is the best option for TV services.
If FTTC is not available at the time I move in then an alternative service will be required for now switching to perhaps another ISP once FTTC is available. I guess this means discounting LLU services and avoiding long contracts.
Additionally for ease of incoming VPN connections would wish to use my own router, probably a Draytek 28xx. Also I saw somewhere that my proposed property purchase is 2900 metres from the exchange but can't locate that data again.
So what in the opinion of forum members would be my most sensible choice of ISP in a couple of months time and then later on?
With many thanks your suggestion would be most appreciated.