Like many people, I'm looking to move away from O2 in the next month. I've got no problem with the service I've received, but I have absolutely no desire to support the Murdoch Empire.
With that in mind, I have one of two options:
* FTTC Infinity (48mbps down/8mbps up)
* Virgin Media (100mbps down/10mbps up)
My question is, can Virgin be trusted to deliver a good quality, reliable service, or am I going to be hobbled by traffic shaping, usage caps and FUPs? Would I be better off going for a LLU supplier that can deliver a good quality FTTC setup, even if I have to pay a premium for it?
I'm not interested in torrenting/P2P. What I do want are consistent upload speeds for streaming to a broadcast service like Twitch.tv and uploading to Youtube. I want a reliable download service as well, as I download and play a lot of games. Anything with a restrictive FUP/AUP is going to cripple me.
Your suggestions are very welcome - I'll be looking to move asap based on your suggestions, so thanks in advance for all your help!