I was looking at Zen as they used to be good but are they rubbish now?
There's also A & A. I don't want to spend money on a phone line I don't use and they seem to offer some bare copper wire rental option which appeals. Do other ISPS offer this? I'm looking at their 1TB home option as most of the others have monthly allowances that I'd burn through in a week.
I use tons of data. I live on netflix/iplayer and upload a fair bit too. VM isn't offering anywhere near the speeds they should so I don't think normal FTTC is going to be actually any slower. Best I get on VM is about 70MBit usually and the traffic shaping/management is awful. When it was the 100mbit top level I'd get 90-100mb all the the time. Now it's 200mbit I never see anything like that speed.
Any recommendations? The A&A isp VDSL option is £60 pm a month all in which is right at the top of what I'm willing to pay really. I'm currently paying about £46 a month to VM for just broadband and it's a slow service but it generally is always on apart from a few hours a year when it's suddenly off for no reason. I use google DNS so their DNS problems haven't affected me.
I'm not sure whether there is a legacy BT phone line in the new place so I've assumed it will have to be a new one. This makes it difficult with some providers as they only let you try and order knowing a phone number.
Are there any stats on general uptime of VM vs BT Fibre? The lack of out of hours support with A & A is a concern.