Having been well and truly shafted with this change 4 days ago (endless trouble: hundreds of our email address flows simply stopped, unable to login to Account and Billing webpages, plaintext passwords in http streams driving our IDS/IPS mad with alerts when logging onto their "accounts website", a sudden 40GB limit per month imposed, bad peak-time slowdowns, unreachable Customer Support for 4 days now, the list goes on)
Can anyone recommend an equivalent business ISP for mainland UK use comparable F2S or F2S/Opal? My management blacklisted TalkTalk group companies today, so I'm looking for reasonable reports.
400+ Work-From Home users, currently Ex-F2S/Opal/TalkTalkBusiness" ADSL over BT (none are LLU as far as we know, nor are many of them on LLU exchanges) on semi-rural ADSL1 exchanges.
All are North of England and Southern Scotland.
36 Town-Centre offices ( of these 35 are dual-homed with CARP failover to A&A already).
We have our own CPE deployed and have 24hour staff cover for ALL tech.
We don't need BGP, or anything fancy, just reasonable ADSL with a hands-off approach,
We failover (automatically) to PSTN dialup on an "adjacent" PSTN line, that currently has no ADSL provision except in the Town-Centre locations.
We're also required (by one of our contracts) to be IPv6 reachable at most locations by end of Q3/2011, although we could tunnel it for a few month beyond that because the endpoints are Debian workstations and a few NetBSD printer/cutters.
Traffic at most locations is around 120GBs per month, 95% of it in the daytime, with around 20GB per month upload for backups flowing out after midnight.
IPv6 will become the predominant transit in 2012 because of the nature business we will be handling (we're currently tunnelling it with HE) because the latest batch of work is done on IPv6-only accessible kit at the far end. Thought on this are encouraged, we can't tunnel forever, but we apparently can't afford A&A with that level of average traffic.
Thanks in advance chaps and chapesses