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Standard User Gazimoff
(newbie) Thu 07-Mar-13 01:00:25
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Looking for a gaming/streaming ISP


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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!
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 07-Mar-13 01:25:08
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Re: Looking for a gaming/streaming ISP


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BT Infinity is totally unlimited, as is Sky Fibre.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 09-Mar-13 23:06:43
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Re: Looking for a gaming/streaming ISP


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Which supplier do you pay line rental to?

If you can get Infinity you can get FTTC from any of a hundred or so non-LLU suppliers. There's only Sky and TalkTalk that do LLU anyway now - plus TalkTalk Wholesale and O2 Wholesale resellers.

Best FTTC deal apart from Sky or TalkTalk is Plusnet.

Plusnet do not have an FUP/AUP, but they do have a traffic management system designed to improve things for users such as yourself, rather than restrict you. Have a read of this article.

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Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 541/15.2Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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