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Maturecheese

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Re: Adice on what ISP to choose
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2008, 11:56:32 AM »

cheers fellows.  I can look forward to the 28th with only a speed issue the possible fly in the ointment.  My figers are crossed ;D
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Re: Adice on what ISP to choose
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2008, 01:48:07 PM »

yw - and good luck :)
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Re: Adice on what ISP to choose
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2008, 12:16:15 PM »

Update!  Nearly two weeks in and I must say so far Im impressed.  Uk based customer and tech support, control over your connection rate with a free phone call, and (LLU) no BT IPprofile.  I would say to anyone in a similar situation to me (3.5 to 4.5k line length), if UkOnline are a LLU in your exchange, give them a try.
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Re: Adice on what ISP to choose
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2008, 12:46:08 PM »

 :)
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Re: Adice on what ISP to choose
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2008, 06:55:31 PM »

Over on TBB UKOnline_Dan has posted that FUP letters have been sent to IPStream customers. Reading between the lines it would appear that usage greater than 3GB/day (93GB/month) is considered excessive. This is for IPStream customers only.

The FUP on LLU has never been invoked (apparently).

Linkage - http://bbs.adslguide.org.uk/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=ukonline&Number=3496178&page=0&view=expanded&sb=5&o=0&fpart=
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Re: Adice on what ISP to choose
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2008, 07:11:57 PM »


Hi
as per previous post linkage :
I wish that Tiscali would do something along those lines .Instead they just wring their hands saying "Its the users fault " that everything slows to a crawl.
Jeff :(
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Re: Adice on what ISP to choose
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2008, 07:20:06 PM »

I wish that Tiscali would do something along those lines
They used to do something.
I recall once, maybe 2 years ago, getting a warning email from them that I was using too much bandwidth in the evening and risked being restricted.
Discovered my younger son had been watching live football online despite having been warned not to.  ???
Anyway he stopped and no restriction was applied.  ;)
But then, about a year ago, the whole service went pear-shaped and I left after a long battle for compensation (which I won).
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Re: Adice on what ISP to choose
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2008, 07:49:41 PM »

Thanks for the linky Rizla.

No AFAIK the FUP has never been invoked on any UKO LLU customers, although it is and has always been assumed to be around 500GB.

Re the IPStream..  TBH I'm hardly surprised.. theyre owned by the Sky empire, so with Skys IPStream equivalent being 40GB, I suppose it was only a matter of time:/

Interesting discussion going on in that thread - and good point about peak vs off peak.   
Not sure about the datastream suggestion though.  Afterall it doesnt work for Tiscali.. nor did it work for Bulldog.   I think someone missing the point of how datastream works. Which is going to show contention sooner? - a 10MB VP at the exchange (yep that is/was the maximum size of a datastream VP) shared amongst x no of users from that exchange..  or a 622Mbps IPStream Central Pipe shared amongst the same no of users.
Contention does and has always worked like that - the more that share the bandwidth, the more variables, therefore less likely to see congestion.  Its  why IPStream now uses the 'Supa VPs' and why since they have, its one of the reasons why theres been less BTw IPStream congestion than the old smaller VPs that they used to use. - despite speeds now being <8Mb rather than the previous 2Mbps maximum.


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Re: Adice on what ISP to choose
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2008, 02:36:49 PM »

I'm pretty sure Datastream never had 10GB VPs  :lol:

I know you meant 10Mbit VPs but others won't ;)
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Re: Adice on what ISP to choose
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2008, 03:51:10 PM »

Whoops damn typo - yes it is 10Mb  :blush:
Bit hard to be GB when the whole DSLAM/MSAN backhaul link is only 155Mb

Thanks for pointing it out rizla - Ive edited it in my post to avoid confusion.
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