Found 12th Jun 2009
can anyone recommend the best internet provider with the fastest internet speed, networked, and if possible wired router (not too keen on wireless to be honest, but would have it if it means a better, faster service).

I heard that Virgin offers the best package as they use Fibre Optic, can any confirm if they use Virgin, and how good the speed is and their service.

I currently use AOL which is utter rubbish.

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Virgin gives 50MB at a Premium

I would use

Be who offer 24MB at around 12 pounds a month, with 3 months free I think

I get 20mb on Be

Edited:Price is now 12 pounds according to Post 3

another vote for Be. £12 per month for upto 24mb. Can't fault them ever since I've been with them (for about 5 years)

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Virgin gives 50MB at a PremiumI would use Be who offer 24MB at around 12 … Virgin gives 50MB at a PremiumI would use Be who offer 24MB at around 12 pounds a month, with 3 months free I thinkI get 20mb on BeEdited:Price is now 12 pounds according to Post 3



Only if you complain that 02 are doing cheaper broadband.. then Be will offer it to you for £12 :thumbsup:
See ]HERE for details.
Officially it's still £17.50/month.

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Unfortunately Be is not available in your area yet. :x :cry::cry:

Go ]here and enter your telephone number - it'll tell you what's enabled at your exchange (LLU) or Cabled area.

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Cheers guys for your advice.

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Unfortunately Be is not available in your area yet. :x :cry::cry:



Move. Come up to Edinburgh, the internet's lovely here.

All internet connections use fibre optic, Virgin just use it for slightly more of the line than the BT network does. It's not completely fibre optic though (that would give you speeds of at least 200Mbps, not 50).

The fastest broadband you can get depends on what you're prepared to pay for and where you live. ISP doesn't have much effect on it beyond the fact that some ISPs limit your internet speed at certain times of the day or for certain protocols for traffic control.

Find your local exchange on Samknows to find out what you can get: samknows.com/bro…php

To start with you've got ADSLMax, this is your standard up to 8Mbps/448Kbps broadband connection and the speed you get is dependant on the length of your phone line. Almost everybody can get this. Somebody like Zen is a top quality ISP providing this service.

Up from that there are ADSL2 and Virgin Cable services. ADSL2 is up to 24Mbps/2.5Mbps(or 1.3Mbps), Virgin is up to 50Mbps/1Mbps. If you're close to the exchange 24Mbps is definitely acheivable, I don't know realistic speeds are for Virgin's 50Mbps package are though, and you may find the low upload limit limits you.

You can only get Virgin and ADSL2 speeds in certain areas though. Virgin are fairly easy to check for but for ADSL2+ there are several options, WBC will give you access to a couple of ISPs like ADSL24 while some of the LLU Providers like O2/Be and Sky (if you have SkyTV) will also offer you ADSL2 broadband if their LLU equipment is installed at your exchange.

Beyond that you've got bonded ADSL which uses several ADSL lines at once, but with a cost proportionate to them. I believe of companies are running trials on bonded ADSL2 as well.

And finally you've got leased/dedicated lines that will go as fast as you can afford, but unless you're looking for broadband for a fair sized business they're probably out of your price range.


And wireless is inferior to cables, but most wireless routes come with a 4 port switch built in so you can connect via ethernet.

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