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    Leased Line and Opal Telecom

    We're 99.99% sure that we're going to move our internet connection away from our county council after doing a cost/benefit analysis of being connected to the county network/NGN.

    Currently Opal are working out about 10% cheaper than we pay for our NGN connection. Instead of having a 30mbit connection that we can barely use since all bandwidth is shared with all schools, no SLA and no backup we'd have a guaranteed speeds, a 99.99% SLA and a backup ADSL connection with auto-failover of all IPs and services.

    I was just wondering if anyone had used Opal for their leased lines (or even business ADSL!) and how they found the service?

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    This is something we will be looking into as well over the next few months. We are also interested in the other filtering options available/ or reccommendations.

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    I've got a feeling that is who we moved over to at my last place I worked at and also one of the Surgeries I deal with now uses them, found them to be expensive for telephone side of things, never used for Internet services.

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    We do offer this and if anyone else is interested please give us a shout.

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    you should give T James Telecoms a shout ask for Peter Oxtoby hes as sound as a pound and these guys know a thing or two about telecoms

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    Use Opal for our it department business adsl line never had a problem with it - dns dropped out once for 10mins but apart from that no problems with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopBanana View Post
    you should give T James Telecoms a shout ask for Peter Oxtoby hes as sound as a pound and these guys know a thing or two about telecoms
    Did you work for these guys? I am right in thinking they are linked to CP?


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    We do offer this and if anyone else is interested please give us a shout.

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    Can you give some guide prices please?

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    I am an Opal customer through buyouts of other firms, they are part of TalkTalk and I had to use support recently over a Packet Loss issue and was rather worried about how well it would go and I shouldn't have worried very helpful indian call centre, problems solve very quickly and helpful. That was on ADSL though not leased line but if the ADSL is supported the same as Leased Lines then I was very pleased.

    Timbo343 on here also uses Opal for ADSL lines.

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    Cheers for the answers everyone . Based on all of the above I think we're probably going to be going with Opal for our leased line - unless someone is able to better their offer!

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    i would have a word with ZEN internet. They tend to be more than others but the service is brill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    i would have a word with ZEN internet. They tend to be more than others but the service is brill.
    We've already had quotes back from Zen, and while the price wasn't bad it's still about 40% more than Opal

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    Ah well,

    We used ZEN at the moment. We have a direct fibre connection with them. The offices are only over the road. The speed and connection is really good. We are very happy with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Did you work for these guys? I am right in thinking they are linked to CP?




    Can you give some guide prices please?
    I used to work for CP a while back yes , and yes T James Telecoms is linked to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopBanana View Post
    I used to work for CP a while back yes , and yes T James Telecoms is linked to them.
    ah thought the name rang a bell

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    ah thought the name rang a bell
    yeah i just thought a nice recomendation would show no hard feelings lol
    Last edited by TopBanana; 15th November 2010 at 10:02 AM.

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