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Standard User madmartyr
(regular) Mon 10-Jun-13 11:32:57
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Best ISP for running XBMC?


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Currently with EE but its impossible to run XBMC during peak hours due to their traffic shaping(Which EE deny)

Considering Sky or Talktalk at the moment.

Anyone got any other Ideas?

Cheers

Chris

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 10-Jun-13 12:03:16
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Re: Best ISP for running XBMC?


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Sky fine, BT fine, TalkTalk a no-no.

Note that all three normally require you to have your line rental with them. (Assuming Sky and TT have LLU at your exchange - if not, avoid!).

Another possibility is PlusNet who will let you keep your line rental with Primus, assuming your sig is still correct. You'd have to pay a setup charge though if you don't take PN line rental.

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Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 53.4/16.8Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User madmartyr
(member) Mon 10-Jun-13 12:05:39
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Sorry Sig is out of date. I'm currently with EE and my exchange is LLU for all major BB suppliers.

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Standard User gmoorc
(committed) Mon 10-Jun-13 12:30:17
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Out of interest why not Talk Talk?

I assume the issue from the OP is just to do with streaming Video from Youtube, Iplayer etc.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 10-Jun-13 12:48:00
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TalkTalk have recently said that both Essentials and Plus TV will no longer have traffic management http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5866-talktalk-ess...


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 10-Jun-13 15:17:00
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In reply to a post by gmoorc:
Out of interest why not Talk Talk?

I assume the issue from the OP is just to do with streaming Video from Youtube, Iplayer etc.
I was forgetting what BatBoy has since posted. I still wouldn't feel too happy about their capacity provision though. BT, Sky and PN all seem to upgrade as necessary.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 53.4/16.8Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Mon 10-Jun-13 15:30:00
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In reply to a post by madmartyr:
Currently with EE but its impossible to run XBMC during peak hours due to their traffic shaping(Which EE deny)

Considering Sky or Talktalk at the moment.

Anyone got any other Ideas?

Cheers

Chris
EE/Orange on their WBC 20 Meg speed unlimited broadband service, will slow your broadband speed to lower than dial-up speed if you use BitTorrent, p2p peer-to-peer networks and newsgroups at peak times.

EE Broadband or Fibre Broadband plans with unlimited usage allowance. http://e-gain.s3.amazonaws.com/external/content/Ts%2...

EE/Orange Off-Net (I think meaning) out of the EE/Orange broadband network area, maximum speed of ADSL 8 Mbps down and 448Kbps up, do traffic shape your broadband connection if you are Audio streaming, Video streaming, Music downloads, Video downloads, and using BitTorrent, p2p peer-to-peer networks and newsgroups at peak times.

“Off-net” EE broadband plans with unlimited usage allowance. http://e-gain.s3.amazonaws.com/external/content/Ts%2...

http://help.ee.co.uk/system/selfservice.controller?C...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bittorrent

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 10-Jun-13 16:09:12
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maximum speed of ADSL 8 Mbps down and 448Kbps up
Not true at all Orange "Off-net" exchanges. For instance at Littlewick Green which is "Off-net" (pay extra £10 surcharge for ADSL) you can get the full WBC ADSL2+ speeds. Reason it is "Off-net" is that it was never LLU'ed by Orange altho' it is Market 3.

I've already asked OP for his exchange to see if he is affected by this, but he has so far not replied.

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Standard User madmartyr
(member) Tue 11-Jun-13 01:57:52
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Sorry for the delay but I'm working nights lol. My exchange is Aberdare - Exchange code: SWAA

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 11-Jun-13 12:28:57
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You are not outside Orange's area, so streaming should not be throttled there.

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