Re: OT: suggestions of uncapped Broadband >512Kbp in UK
> On Wed, 2005-08-03 at 13:26 +0100, Pete Clarke wrote:
>> > On 3 Aug 2005, at 12:35, michael wrote:
>> >> OFF TOPIC (not sure which is more appropriate list)
>> >> I've moved house and need to get Broadband installed. I'll be
>> >> running X
>> >> from a remote site and it seems a 1Gb or 2Gb cap will be too
>> >> restrictive. So any suggestions of uncapped (reliable) B'band ISPs in
>> >> the UK - preferable at 1Mbs or higher.
>> >> I considered Tiscali & NTL but then I saw too many negative reviews
>> >> [NB:
>> >> there's no cable in my street so it'd be NTL's freedom service and
>> >> it's
>> >> unclear which of NTL's services were being slated). The next best
>> >> seems
>> >> Tesco - uncapped but only 512Kbps...
>> > I was with PlusNet for 12 months until the end of June and I didn't
>> > have any trouble at all from them. The only trouble I ever had was
>> > caused by BT cutting the line for a few days... Static IP, uncapped,
>> > with a range of available speeds. Note that you'll always only get
>> > 256 Kbps upstream bandwidth unless you go for SDSL which is very
>> > expensive.
>> FWIW I can highly recommend Eclipse (http://www.eclipse.co.uk) - I have
>> been with them for coming up to 2 years now, and have had zero problems
>> with them.
>> Their technical support staff are great - on the 2 occasions I have had
>> use it (both times it was BT's problem at the exchange end) I have found
>> the staff extremely helpful, polite and knowledgable - they didn't get
>> phased at all when I mentioned that I run Debian with many connections
>> behind my router.
>> The package is static IP, no ports blocked, no bandwidth limits with
>> webspace/email etc. - all in all I am more than happy with them.
> mmm their website says 1Gb per month max download (the 14.99 option)...
> or are you talking about this 'FLEX' thing?
> Ta, Michael
The FLEX thing ... I migrated from the 512k 20:1 contention product to the
1Mb FLEX broadband and have been getting consitant 115Kb/s download - very
happy with it.
The connection is shared amongst 5 of us (My wife, 3 of my kids and me)
and we use a *lot* of bandwidth between us - so far there has been no