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    Dedicated 100Mbps for 12k/yr is certainly available independent of Virgin in most of the UK as well - in fact, I'd bet that a number of members of this forum are paying a fair bit less than that too

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbyrd View Post
    Dedicated 100Mbps for 12k/yr is certainly available independent of Virgin in most of the UK as well - in fact, I'd bet that a number of members of this forum are paying a fair bit less than that too
    I wouldn't say most of the UK ... there are quite a number of areas that don't have a chance of that. Even within the same county there are vast differences of what is available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbyrd View Post
    Dedicated 100Mbps for 12k/yr is certainly available independent of Virgin in most of the UK as well - in fact, I'd bet that a number of members of this forum are paying a fair bit less than that too
    Not here it isn't.

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    Another LGfL school here ... we're currently on 100mbit which has a 2.35:1 contention or something silly - the newer Virgin service is 1:1...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbyrd View Post
    Dedicated 100Mbps for 12k/yr is certainly available independent of Virgin in most of the UK as well - in fact, I'd bet that a number of members of this forum are paying a fair bit less than that too
    If you know someone who can give me that speed for that price where I am in Rural Yorkshire I would be very pleased to see it, starting figures i've had are 15K for 10 on a 10 barer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Rural Yorkshire
    How Rural?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbyrd View Post
    How Rural?
    His neighbours are sheep...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    His neighbours are sheep...
    same with me! although i have a train line on one side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    His neighbours are sheep...
    And he has a pair of wellies with the 'special' straps

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    In non-Virgin world, its all about the Exchange. If you're in the middle of nowhere but still served by a half-decently-connected BT exchange a few miles away then there are definitely some good deals to be had

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbyrd View Post
    In non-Virgin world, its all about the Exchange. If you're in the middle of nowhere but still served by a half-decently-connected BT exchange a few miles away then there are definitely some good deals to be had
    yeah but if its only bt that run in your area then not! we where quoted more then our line with our LEA for just the internet for the same 10mb speeds. Plus we would have needed to get in smoothwall or something along those lines for it.

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    The differences in pricing are amazing between providers. We've had 100Mbit quotes ranging from:

    14.4k for internet, and an extra 4.5kpa for a managed router, 99.9% SLA
    14.8k for internet including router, 99.99% SLA
    24k for internet, including router, and 100% SLA
    28k for internet, including router, and 100% SLA

    So, it is definitely worth shopping round!

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    I would also be careful of anyone quoting 100% on the SLA ... it might not be 100% and they are just happy to take the financial hit should there be a failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    I would also be careful of anyone quoting 100% on the SLA ... it might not be 100% and they are just happy to take the financial hit should there be a failure.
    Even BT quote 100%...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Even BT quote 100%...
    Not for all lines they won't .. and we all know that BT have 100% uptime, don't we.

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