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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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You can find out whats available here:

http://www.samknows.com/broadband/search.php

That determines what providers you can get. I am with Talk Talk and while a lot of people have had bad experiences with them I have been ok. They are the only LLU provider I can get and can provide 4 x BT speeds. They also do not throttle my connection speed.

If you want to check if you are being throttled then try the tools on this site:

http://www.measurementlab.net/measurement-lab-tools

Good luck Martin
#3
sky unlimited
#4
i think most have some sort of throttling in their package
1 Like #5
Talk Talk speeds are pretty reliable - I had it installed for myself & my mother,
the downside was that mine worked great and my mothers took about 2 years to get up & running.
I was constantly fobbed off by their indian call centres who would put the phone down on you if they could not work out why the connection was not working. This drove me near to madness and there was no way of getting a connection to a British call centre to get anyone to listen.

I saw an article (it may have been on bitterwallet on here) about e-mailing bosses of big companies to give them a piece of your mind as you go unheard if you talk to the worker ants instead of boss ant !!

I found the e-mail address of Charles Dunstone - who runs carphonewarehouse/talktalk and gave him a written ear bashing - and guess what - I had a telephone call off a british talktalk tech guy who fixed the problem within the day (it was almost certainly a switch that had to be turned on at the local exchange - but try getting a bt engineer to check it out for you if you mention talktalk !!)

amazing what you can get done if you talk to the right person isn't it !!!

only compensation a free wifi router - they got off lightly me thinks !!
1 Like #6
BE is by far the best net ive had. be unlimited £17.88/m + phone line. never throttled and never had a problem with them in 4 years.

Drawback is that i think they are only in and around london atm.
1 Like #7
o2 are definately one of the best for speed, price and customer service (be being best for speed and customer service)

In my opinion :)
1 Like #8
we are on sky 20mb but can only get 16mb but line stabilizes at 12mb

my partner uses rapid-share and torrents

and i have downloaded a torrent of 102gb and not see any speed throttling at all not compared to bt who we was previously with
1 Like #9
Hi , we have a large family plus we run an IT business from home so we get through an awful lot of downloads. Over the years we have tried most of the providers but we've been with freeola now for 3 years . All the others say unlimited but the all have the ' fair usage policy ' which then restricts you . We have the freeola extreme , we pay £27.99 a month , we get 48gb peak allowance and true unlimited off peak . peak is weekdays 8am -12am , but during the night and all weekend you can go crazy . Our normal usage is 40gb peak and 180gb off peak , we once went over our 48gb peak usage and were just charged 50p a gb . I would highly recommend them to anyone to try as they do do other packages and half price offer for first month . http://freeola.com/broadband/
#10
DDTTAA;7453558
BE is by far the best net ive had. be unlimited £17.88/m + phone line. never throttled and never had a problem with them in 4 years.

Drawback is that i think they are only in and around london atm.

Be/o2 are country wide.
banned#11
Sky dont cut your speed but are affected a lot by usage elsewhere. You lose 2mb or so of your connection on average
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I'm sure half the people here don't bother to read anything other than the title.

bod emrys
Thanks for the link :thumbsup: but £34.99 a month for a 50gig limit seems a bit steep to me.


Their service is top notch but it's understandable not wanting to pay their prices if you don't need it.

martinhb
You can find out whats available here:

http://www.samknows.com/broadband/search.php

That determines what providers you can get.


No, no, no. That determines who's network your exchange is connected to. This does technically translate to which providers but it's not straightforward. The BT Wholesale ADSL Max entry covers 95% of ISPs. The LLU list contains the ISPs that run their own partial networks and that have their equipment installed in your local exchange. For some like O2/Be and Sky/Easynet this is required for their main packages but for other entries like Tiscali, Zen or AOL it makes no difference to their service.

bod emrys
Yes, not available near me unfortunatley :x
Looking at what packages are available in my area, 02 seems a good deal, anyone had any experience of them - it's the acess packge, the one that isn't within their own network area.


O2 access is supposed to be horrible.

Paddy_o_furniture
Be/o2 are country wide.


Well, they're available at various locations across the country, but coverage is still not great.

Personally when I switched ISPs last time I had many of the same concerns and I ended up going with Post Office Broadband. Unfortunately due to 3dgamers being shut down I haven't used bittorrent as much as I did but when I have used it I've not seen any slowdown and iPlayer works fine.
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Any business grade broadband will not throttle you however they do come at a price. I'm with Pipex business at work with guaranteed 1mb download anytime of the day (always get around 5mb down) and it costs around £30 a month.
At home I'm with talktalk for £6.99 plus £4 extra to up my limit to 80gig a month.
Both these are owned by tiscali now and did expect to be throttled however i do use encryption with torrents which disguises the traffic as http/ftp traffic.

Broadband that is not LLU at your exchange (eg O2 Home Access, Sky connect) is managed under BT and they throttle you big time, not only on download speed but bandwidth at busy times of the day. If you go with an LLU enabled company you only have to comply with there fair usage.

Ukonline fair usage is = 500gb pm - £19.99 a month
Sky Max LLU fair usage is = 250gb pm

Hope this helps
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kroozing;7456280
Any business grade broadband will not throttle you however they do come at a price. I'm with Pipex business at work with guaranteed 1mb download anytime of the day (always get around 5mb down) and it costs around £30 a month.
At home I'm with talktalk for £6.99 plus £4 extra to up my limit to 80gig a month.
Both these are owned by tiscali now and did expect to be throttled however i do use encryption with torrents which disguises the traffic as http/ftp traffic.

Broadband that is not LLU at your exchange (eg O2 Home Access, Sky connect) is managed under BT and they throttle you big time, not only on download speed but bandwidth at busy times of the day. If you go with an LLU enabled company you only have to comply with there fair usage.

Ukonline fair usage is = 500gb pm - £19.99 a month
Sky Max LLU fair usage is = 250gb pm

Hope this helps

TalkTalk own Tiscali, Pipex and also AOL making them the largest ISP in the UK
#15
kroozing
Broadband that is not LLU at your exchange (eg O2 Home Access, Sky connect) is managed under BT and they throttle you big time, not only on download speed but bandwidth at busy times of the day.


BT is a bit of and odd company as despite being all one big business it's split up into separate divisions that are not allowed to co-operate so BT-the-ISP is no different to any other company using the BT Openreach/Wholesale infrastructure despite being part of the same company.

While BT-the-ISP will throttle you (and are in fact also infamous for throttling iPlayer). BT Wholesale will not do so except at the request of the ISP. Of course, there are various factors that might slow you down but as far as I know there's no system-wide protocol specific throttling in place.
#16
DDTTAA
BE is by far the best net ive had. be unlimited £17.88/m + phone line. never throttled and never had a problem with them in 4 years.

Drawback is that i think they are only in and around london atm.


Its been a long time since I used to work in LLU but I'm fairly sure Be are not part of the same group as O2 who have much wider coverage.

Whether you get the same service or not is a different matter.

Edit: Late as usual.. I see its already been covered that Be =/= O2
#17
DDTTAA
BE is by far the best net ive had. be unlimited £17.88/m + phone line. never throttled and never had a problem with them in 4 years.

Drawback is that i think they are only in and around london atm.


I have Be, and live about 100 miles away from London

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