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What ISP's do you guys use!

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by dales, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    I'm with BT have been for years and have always been quite happy. Now however something has changed, it seems they have started really throttling my connection, its not even that I'm a heavy user I download an ISO or two every month. I've got a nice steady 6Mb connection but downloads are extremely slow, I've just managed to download about 50 megs in 30 minutes, it never used to be this bad.

    I dont torrent either although I've tried recently to download the uber celerra vm and gave up pretty quickly with that idea.

    So what ISP's do you guys use, preferably non traffic shaping ones, static ip would be nice too!
     
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  2. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    Be - bethere.co.uk

    24Mbit PRO package - around £22 quid I think.

    I've got 19Mbit down and 1.5Mbit up everytime I've checked (and I don't check very often as there is no reason).

    ISO from web servers. No problem 2MB/sec. No shaping and static IP included.
     
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  3. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    Yes i've been looking at them they do look good just need to check that I can get it here, the tel number checker just keeps erroring out for me. would not need 24Mb though as our exchange only supports up to 8 (out in the sticks you see)!

    :edit, damn just phoned them and they are not available out here
     
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  4. welshwaynejack

    welshwaynejack Bit Poster

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    I have virgin who are a bugger with downloads.. Its only going to get worse soon as the Digital Economy Act is put into place with the ISP's being forced to monitor our downloads...
     
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  5. ethernet0

    ethernet0 Byte Poster

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    I pay for 20Mb

    Last speed test was 19.7Mb down and 1.97Mb up

    I think they are doing a deal at present - up to 30Mb for £9.25 pm (for 6 months) then raising to £18.60. if you were to choose a 10Mb package then it's a lot less.

    I've never had any issue with them and on the whole I am pleased with the service.
     
  6. greenbrucelee
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    I would go BE if the were in my area but they aren't so I am with plusnet I get what I was told I would get which is 6.5meg only ever had one issue were it was really slow and that was last weekend. I have been with them for two years.
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    NTL/Virgin, happy with them as I've had no problems with them.

    -Ken
     
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  8. Gav

    Gav Kilobyte Poster

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    O2, as it's the same network as Be, but cheaper (O2 own Be). They even use the same hardware.

    That said... Virgin Media are upgrading my area to 100Mb in June and I'm going to see what deal I can squeeze out of them. :twisted:
     
  9. TheITCrowd

    TheITCrowd Kilobyte Poster

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    On a good day 0.96mb download and upload 0.36 mb!!!!!!!!!

    Live in a small village, hopefully one day the exchange will be updated :cry::cry:
     
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  10. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

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    Virgin media back home, i've got the 50mb line, however i'm considering downgrading to 20mb, as it's very rare i find a server or downloads that actually run at 5mb/sec

    Have been with virgin since they were telewest, around about 12 years now i think we've had that line in. in that time i can only think of 4 major outages, the service is solid, the lines always as fast as it says it is. cant fault them.
     
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  11. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    wow would not fancy downloading a 2k8 iso on that connection. all the tasty isp's seem not to be operating in my area or are stating slower speeds that I'm getting at the moment. I normally get around 5-6Mb's which is fine for the websites but it really does appear if the lever on download's be it bit torrent or normal http downloads seems to have been set to extra slow recently.
     
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  12. Sparky
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    On the work bband now but was on BE broadband before and was getting 6 down and 1 up - great service as well.
     
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  13. 1/4

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    ADSL24

    Never had any complaints.
     
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  14. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Im with BE, been with them for a few years now and havent had issues, and im an extremely heavy downloader, they basically arent known for having a FUP in place. Just changed my phone line accross aswell. I work for a VERY well known telecoms company and can get broadband etc for a one off payment of £1 but wouldnt have them thanks :)
     
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  15. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    Seconded - had it running at mine, and they're still supplying my Dads line - top notch company.
     
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  16. veloce

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    With plusnet.

    fine for the first 2 weeks of each month (around 5-6meg up), but beyond that, it tails away to a snails pace.

    I did some snooping, and as I am less than half a mile from an exchange, BE seems to offer the best speeds locally ( 8meg). Either BE or talktalk.

    Any suggestions?
     
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  17. j1mgg

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    I am with Be and have been for a good few years now and have had no problems what so ever. I also have a cable connection in the flat and could get virgin if i wanted but they seem to be pretty expensive and seem to overload the box outside in the street.

    And veloce, dont go anywhere near talktalk. If you can get be/o2 go with them.
     
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  18. veloce

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    cheers J1
     
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  19. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    thanks all I'd love to have BE but its not available in my area unfortunately. however adsl24 looks good really quite tempted, seeing as its a couple of quid cheaper with no throttling and a static ip.... ring ring, hello BT mac please!
     
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