Unfortunately this is likely to be charged irrespective of the ISP you choose if you wish to switch to an ISP that uses BT Wholesale for its ADSL cirsuits unless an ISP agrees to waive the charge but then you are likely to be looking at a lengthy contract.
This is a charge levied by BT because an engineer has to literally disconnect the wires from the LLU provider's equipment and then connect it to BT Wholesale's kit.
Virgin (ADSL) => Namesco => Newnet => O2 => Plusnet => Zen => Newnet => Zen Lite 8000
Note: I don't lay turf for anyone. astro or otherwise, all views and opinions expressed are my own based on experience.
Edited by techguy (Sat 09-Jul-11 15:24:52)