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    Seeing as Plusnet are a bunch of incompetent morons, does anyone have a recommendation for a decent home ISP that can do FTTC?

    I'm looking for 80/20 FTTC with a decent amount of monthly data transfer (or "unlimited") as we stream a lot of stuff and of course I have a tendency to upload a lot of big files. Mustn't use TalkTalk/TTB in any way. If they support native IPv6 then that would be a bonus.

    As it's for home use, I'd rather not pay a massive amount. Probably £25-35/month including line rental.

    Currently looking at Zen's "Unlimited Fibre 2" package, but it's a little bit pricey for my liking.
    GoDaddy are abusing WHC with shill advertising

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    Goscomb?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ben-ChilliMintLabs View Post
      Goscomb?
      £34/month for 80/20 with 120GB cap or £54/month for 80/20 with a 300GB cap, and that's without line rental or VAT.
      Last edited by Ed-Freethought; 11th September 2014, 03:36 PM.
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      • #4
        Zen are £30/month inc. VAT for unlimited 80/20 and £15.98/month line rental.
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        • #5
          Zen always used to be one of the highest rated back in xDSL days, no idea how they stack up FTTC wise
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          • #6
            Whats up with plusnet??
            Simon Gunton
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            • #7
              Originally posted by SimonGtn View Post
              Whats up with plusnet??
              They can't process a simple order and having now had the pleasure of dealing with their customer service people for a couple of weeks, I definitely don't want to be relying on them for connectivity!
              GoDaddy are abusing WHC with shill advertising

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              • #8
                Is this a home connection that will be used outside of mon-fri 9-5 predominantly or do you have daytime use too?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Joe-HT View Post
                  Is this a home connection that will be used outside of mon-fri 9-5 predominantly or do you have daytime use too?
                  I work from home, so it'll see business use from me during the day in the working week and then normal residential use in the evenings/weekends.
                  GoDaddy are abusing WHC with shill advertising

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                  • #10
                    Do you have any idea what your bandwidth usage is likely to be?

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                    • #11
                      Is it not worth spending 40-50 per month for a good line you use a lot than some crappy service?
                      Jon Rohan

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Joe-HT View Post
                        Do you have any idea what your bandwidth usage is likely to be?
                        Absolutely no idea I'm afraid. I haven't got any kind of proper graphing set up on the router (the built in graphs only give me a 2 hour average over the month and aren't the most accurate things in the world) and VM don't give me any kind of stats as far as I can see.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JonRohan View Post
                          Is it not worth spending 40-50 per month for a good line you use a lot than some crappy service?
                          I was hoping that £35 would be enough for a non-crap service. I think it's what I was paying VM when I first started using them yeas ago, but that's now crept up to £50/month.

                          It's not like I'm asking for £3/month or whatever daft amount some of the ISPs are selling broadband at now as part of their race to the bottom. Perhaps I'm not being as realistic as I'd hoped.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ed-Freethought View Post
                            I was hoping that £35 would be enough for a non-crap service. I think it's what I was paying VM when I first started using them yeas ago, but that's now crept up to £50/month.

                            It's not like I'm asking for £3/month or whatever daft amount some of the ISPs are selling broadband at now as part of their race to the bottom. Perhaps I'm not being as realistic as I'd hoped.
                            I agree you're not exactly paying peanuts but as someone with a home office and a high reliance on your interwebz I figure spending an extra 20 per month for something much better would be a no brainer.
                            Jon Rohan

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                            • #15
                              To give you an idea the wholesale cost of the line rental and FTTC connection are over £25 thats before any bandwidth has been put down the line and this costs between £10-20 per 100gb of transfer roughly. So at £35 a month there is not much room for profit and thats if you use just 100gb of transfer! Just to give you an idea of the costs of providing such a service. I wouldn't supply an FTTC for under £30 plus a standard £10 line rental.

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