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    Posted: 13 December 2011 at 10:56pm
Sky is a half decent ISP...although they throttle speeds occasionally which gets annoying...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fat_brstd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2011 at 10:53am
Best company for me by a long long way is BE. Unlimited downloads, no contention ratios, proper speeds and decent tech support. You can do a short contract and they are happy to give you whatever you need all you have to do is ask. Not massively cheep compared to the free ones or getting it with your telly package but they are by far and above the highest quality ISP I have ever used
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote andycw Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2011 at 10:41am
Plus net.....
Will not even give our MAC code to change provider...
Over charging for 3 years...
Still over charging to this day.


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I am using BSNL and fully satisfied from this.Its services are very good.




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Don't touch Talk Talk with a barge pole.

As for the best, it's Andrews & Arnold. Small friendly outfit.
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all i can say is not sky
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TCP resets is what you're seeing, it's known they do it on and off but they won't admit it.

Try this:
http://www.measurementlab.net/

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darkmatter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2009 at 5:13pm
expected no less haha, cheers man.

interesting that they mention the throttling periods, because mine was being throttled outside of those times and it wasn't just cut to 75% - it was reducing all the way to zero for bittorrent connections then ramping back up.

i reckon they must've been testing some new traffic shaping software or summat.

in a house where 4 people watch online TV its really easy to exceed those limits without being an 'excessive' user.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote toastyghost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 January 2009 at 12:22pm
Originally posted by darkmatter darkmatter wrote:

Virgin media have started severely capping my downloads. We pay for 10meg and get about 2 at the moment. We have 4 people in the house, I work from home, we all use streaming TV/video and download Linux distros using bittorrent etc.

We bought the 10 meg over the 2 meg because we want the speed, if they're going to cap it at 2 megs surely that's ridiculous?

Their acceptable usage policy doesn't mention any of this, I'm really tempted to try and cancel the contract half way through.

Anyone know what the legal situation is with this? Would I be wasting my time?


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I was tempted to move over to Virgin to save money on having to have a BT line but I've heard some bad stories from friends recently, the've had quite a few problems with them.

When I choose an ISP I go to www.thinkbroadband.com and compare the different ISPs in tables of statistics which compare monthly comsumer ratings.

I use 02 and as I have a mobile phone contact with them I pay under £10 for uncapped broadband upto 20Mbit.  I actually get 12Mbit in tests due to the fact I live a couple of miles from the exchange.  There customer service is very good.

Current statistics show that they are still one of the best, ranking alongside Zen internet.  The only ISP that appears to have a better score is KeConnect.  However looking at how much these other providers cost, O2 still appears to be by far to have the best ratio of price to performance.  Check out the link below to see comparisons of those I've mentioned alongside a well known provider, BT internet: 

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/isp/compare.html?isp_7=1&isp_45=1&isp_86=1&isp_84=1&isp_6=1&commit=Compare

That website is very useful.



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Virgin media have started severely capping my downloads. We pay for 10meg and get about 2 at the moment. We have 4 people in the house, I work from home, we all use streaming TV/video and download Linux distros using bittorrent etc.

We bought the 10 meg over the 2 meg because we want the speed, if they're going to cap it at 2 megs surely that's ridiculous?

Their acceptable usage policy doesn't mention any of this, I'm really tempted to try and cancel the contract half way through.

Anyone know what the legal situation is with this? Would I be wasting my time?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nickyburnell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 January 2009 at 1:21am
I have a 20gb limit, have loads of PC's on the bench each week, do a fair bit of Torrent and never get near it. I have a friend who spends his life on You Tube and he gets through shed loads. Video is one of the biggest hogs.
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