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    Broadband Provider - Irthlingborough

    Currently with sky for everything ( tv, phone and broadband )

    Contemplating ditching them for at least tv but just wanted to know if there is another or better provider.

    I know virgin media are over subscribed so not going back to them for broadband.

    Unlimited broadband and anytime landline and was contemplating subscribing to now tv ( yes i know thats sky but at least we will get movies and from what i can gather tv series )

    Just wanted peoples thoughts / suggestions. Yes im aware of samknows / broadband choices to check what the exchange supports etc and I think its just bt / sky or virgin media ( although could be wrong )

    Posting this after reading this post

    That's nice of you Sky!

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    Just ring sky up and threaten to leave them from everything and you'll probably get offered a better deal. Works for a surprisingly large amount of people.

    As for "better" performance wise on broadband, that depends on whether you're using DSL or FTTC. FTTC no issues, but their DSL i found to have a higher latency than most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    Just ring sky up and threaten to leave them from everything and you'll probably get offered a better deal. Works for a surprisingly large amount of people.

    As for "better" performance wise on broadband, that depends on whether you're using DSL or FTTC. FTTC no issues, but their DSL i found to have a higher latency than most.
    1.) Will give that a shot

    2.) DSL / ADSL2+ to be more specific.

    No Fibre in Irthlingborough excluding VM

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    There's little else available: for DSL, Sky are the only true contenders for LLU offering unless you're a complete masochist. Not sure about any latency issues - I game online and my average ping to UK servers is 16ms. I honestly believe the only two offerings of worth are Sky and Virgin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    There's little else available: for DSL, Sky are the only true contenders for LLU offering unless you're a complete masochist. Not sure about any latency issues - I game online and my average ping to UK servers is 16ms. I honestly believe the only two offerings of worth are Sky and Virgin.
    When I do a speedtest.net I get 35ms whats up with that ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    There's little else available: for DSL, Sky are the only true contenders for LLU offering unless you're a complete masochist. Not sure about any latency issues - I game online and my average ping to UK servers is 16ms. I honestly believe the only two offerings of worth are Sky and Virgin.
    I guess latency wise it depends on a lot of other factors beyond simply being sky, i think my exchange was probably a bit over subscribed, though one could argue it's skys fault for allowing it to be. But certainly where i live i had really poor latency compared to most on sky DSL...at least in comparison to my previous supplier which was BE. FTTC is fantastic though (sorry to rub it in mac_shinobi )

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    FTTC is fantastic though (sorry to rub it in mac_shinobi )
    Mumble mumble moan. Rushden across the river have fttc / fibre

    So annoying

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    Rushden is one of the best connected towns in the country, BT seem to use it as a testbed without actually announcing anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Rushden is one of the best connected towns in the country, BT seem to use it as a testbed without actually announcing anything.
    Maybe move there lol



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