Hi guys, I'm looking for the fastest, lowest latency and most reliable broadband in my area.
I'm connected to the Manchester GATLEY Exchange, Cabinet 36.
The only Fibre option I have is Virgin which would appear to be a bad choice since if it's the only such service in the area, the contention ratio must surely be very high.
So speed is likely the least important factor here since its just going to be a DSL connection.
As for latency: My current ISP is Sky (used to be with BE until they were acquired by Sky) and I'm currently getting 45ms to UK and 60 to DE, which is unacceptable. It never used to be this high, I used to get 25ms to UK and 40 to DE which was perfectly reasonable. I'd be interested in knowing if there is an appreciable difference in latency when considering different ISPs in the same area, and if there is, how I can tell which is the best.
Reliability is the most important factor here, its the reason I didn't just up and get Virgin's FTTC product. I need to have a very stable connection 24/7 with a minimum of jitter and no throttling.
Oh and it should be uncapped as well.