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    Looking for a new ISP

    Right here's the story
    Were and independent school and need to improve out internet speed as our current ADSL Max line isnt really cutting it. The bad news is that most leased lines are out of our price range.

    ADSL2+ is floating around some suppliers but not all yet so I'm wondering if anyone had any advice on what we could do. Also any recomended ISP's or any to avoid!

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    I've raved about Goscomb Technologies before, and I still do.

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    try virgin media they offer 50MB firber optic high speed, check your post code you may be lucky
    Virgin Media Broadband - : Broadband package deals

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionsl2005 View Post
    try virgin media they offer 50MB firber optic high speed, check your post code you may be lucky
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    Mmm, "50" Mb. Call me a cynic if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Mmm, "50" Mb. Call me a cynic if you like.
    Just jealous (ps. i am too!).

    At the end of the day, when you start going oh it runs at 50mb but you don't download at 50mb, to start ripping the whole internet infrastructure apart. Basically, you'll only as fast as the slowest part of the link, nowadays it's starting to look like the server your downloading from.

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    I looked at going for cable but the upload speeds are usually much poorer than what you can get on ADSL(depending on distance from the exchange...)

    I've just moved away from our BT ADSL MAX connections to ADSL2+ provided by Cerberus networks. They seem to be very good so far. They use the same network as BE/02 but provide their own tech support and offer managed support if you can justfy the extra expense. They also do web hosting etc.

    The price is very good compared to some of the other business providers.

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    "Any other recomendations" he said dragging the conversation back on topic..

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    Sky's good, 50 M&S vouchers at the mom (I think).

    Also heard good things about PLUS.net, I believe polski uses them.

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    How much do you want to pay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    How much do you want to pay?
    10 for line rental, free bb. Got a pants tel line, did get about 7mb / 700kps, now down to 4mb / 700kps. Seems alright. Router not too bad, would like SNMP, but can't have everything. GF does get the tv rubbish.

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    Go to Samknows Broadband - Comprehensive Broadband Information find your local exchange and see who is in there.

    This will give you a better selection.
    I know people on the next exchange over from where I live that have Be, which is 24mbps (ADSL+ or whatever it is called), and the same cost as I pay for BT 8mb... (but they haven't made it onto my exchange yet).

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    10 for line rental, free bb. Got a pants tel line, did get about 7mb / 700kps, now down to 4mb / 700kps. Seems alright. Router not too bad, would like SNMP, but can't have everything. GF does get the tv rubbish.
    If you can get a little more money you can one like ours.

    Direct fibre connection to ZEN.
    100mbs
    256 Public IP Addresses
    only 35k a year

    sorry im not much help.

    Have a look at Be Broadband i believe they are good.

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    Another vote for Plus.net, I use them at home, based in Sheffield with local rate number can't fault them.

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    Can recommend Be, as long as you have them on LLU.
    Not really had to deal with tech support or anything, but reliability wise, i'd put them just behind UK Online who are very, very good indeed (but don't do 2+ AFAIK).

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    Cerberus Networks and a few other ISP's use the same network as BE, I called BE to enquire about their packages and got straight through to an indian call centre and an operator who didn't think they offered any business packages - their tech support is also in india. If I need tech support because my broadband is down I really don't want to hit a language barrier.

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