Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions already on the other thread, in case it helps anyone else this is a brief summary of my short list for fibre migration. The original aim was to try and get something for <£40/month if possible without resorting to the bargain basement suppliers and stay as close to £40/month if not.
This is probably all a bit specific to my circumstances and most people would no doubt be able to sign up with BT, Sky or Plusnet without issue and get a good compromise of reliable speed and service vs price per month.
12 month contracts:
Uno - nothing against these guys except unlimited is beyond budget at £52/month inc line & my typical calls. 100GB is £43/month, 200GB £46.50/month. While I could probably go back to scheduling downloads as needed for myself I need to be sure that someone who may rely on internet during the daytime is never restricted (this is a quality of life issue, not a business critical issue.)
Cloudscape - a bit of unknown quantity as they are a small ISP. There are a few positive comments on ISPreview, of course they could be fake but I'm not able to find any rants on any other forum so maybe there is nothing to worry about? The main doubt seems to be whether they might suffer from network congestion at peak times. They can do uncapped fibre for £25/month while BT phone line rental can be with any provider you like. Cloudscape's is £12.50/month which looks OK if you're not making many calls.
18 month contracts:
Vodafone - may be OK for speed/congestion but 18 month contract and customer service has a bad rep. Very inconsistent on whether you can use your own router/modem.
Origin - mixed reputation, but may be using Plusnet on some exchanges (traffic management may be an issue?) Plusnet weren't good for the last 1-2 years we had ADSL with them. Own router/modem is not a problem.
EE- their rep is quite bad, I suspect it may be fine for some people given the price, but if there is a bad line or congestion they aren't going to be much help.
BT - with BT now, out of contract but the retention deals offered aren't good. BT more interested in keeping the monthly high while upgrading us to 76/20, which will be insignificant going from 52Mbps to the low 60s.
Plusnet - was a previous customer, but the deals for market A exchanges are not competitive even though we would now qualify as a new customer.
Sky - cancelled Sky recently, no deals & limited to their router/modem.
SSE - possibly the cheapest, but feedback re restrictive traffic management and service is pretty bad.
Zen - was on the short list, but £46/month seemed a bit too high vs some of the others (would more likely choose Uno 500GB at this price)
Pulse8 - they are now able to do fibre to BTW exchange, however with no TTB on market A exchange the cost is £38 + separate line rental + calls.
Edited by Berk (Thu 20-Oct-16 15:41:53)