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Having been in the new flat, it appears the previous tenant was a Virgin customer. In general, they didn't do a very good job of moving out, and have left the boxes behind. There was no brick for the TiVo, but the Superhub still worked, and the default passwords applied. Anyway, SpeedTest told me it was giving about 40Mbit down and 2Mbit up. There is also a communal aerial point, but this was initially installed by Virgin and apparently hasn't worked in about a year or so, with no estimate on getting it fixed (ever). That narrows my options somewhat. Apparently I can get a rather substantial broadband/TV/phone bundle for £45pm (+ line rental), which seems cheaper than some of fibre offerings (where I've seen prices of around £60pm + line rental quoted). In general, do I assume that when evaluating the BT FTTC that I can essentially take service from practically any ISP advertising "fibre" services? On a related note, I'm disappointed at the lack of anything that allows me to compare ISPs on anything other than price, or to bung in some features and see what fits. For instance, I can't find a comparison site that would let me exclude ISPs that have stupidly small limits (1GB/month? On a 40Mbit line in 2014? Really?), and none of them provide any kind of comparison on traffic management policies, etc.
On a /101/ side note, I have just seen a comparison site that lists providers with allowances of "unlimited" and "truly unlimited". Why the ASA never clamped down on that nonsense years ago I'll never know.