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>> No. 27528 Anonymous
18th July 2020
Saturday 8:57 pm
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After years of perfect service the past couple of weeks it seems like Virgin Broadband has lost the fucking plot. I know I’m not the only one. Luckily I have BT as a backup and I load balance both lines usually - I’ve been thinking of getting a 5G or a Hyperoptic connection but would love to know what others are using at the moment.

So easy question - who is the absolute best/fastest ISP in the UK right now. I don’t care about the cost.
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>> No. 27529 Anonymous
18th July 2020
Saturday 9:07 pm
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What do you do that requires 2 internet connections?
>> No. 27530 Anonymous
18th July 2020
Saturday 9:11 pm
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I use the Internet, a lot. As do the other four people and about thirty devices in my house.
>> No. 27531 Anonymous
18th July 2020
Saturday 9:54 pm
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Depends on your postcode.

If you're on a FTTC area with no 3rd party FTTH options available, you're stuck with a low speed of probably around 20-80Mbs download.
Even that can be better than virgin in a lot of cases due to virgins woeful contention ratios, particularly with congestion on upload speed.

In terms of ISPs for the BT line, you wont get a huge difference in speed between any, but for customer service and guaranteed no throttling, I'd heartily recommend Zen.

No experience with FTTH options, but your choice is super heavily dependant on your postcode right now.
>> No. 27532 Anonymous
18th July 2020
Saturday 10:09 pm
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As >>27531 says, if you're only getting FTTC and you really mean it when you say you don't care about cost, then you could always get fibre ran to your house privately.
>> No. 27533 Anonymous
18th July 2020
Saturday 10:39 pm
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What do you do that does not have two connections?

I used tio borrow wifi off a neighbour and have my own connection, then I added my own tethered connection. And still use a couple of neighbours connections. Do you not kismet just in case? Thanks Nintendo for requiring WEP.
>> No. 27534 Anonymous
19th July 2020
Sunday 8:05 am
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Hyperoptic symmetric 1Gbps is nice if you can get it. They do use CGNAT in a way that stops you running services but you can request a static v4 for £5/mo if that's a concern. Support was responsive and technically knowlegable the one time I've needed them. Had one outage of a couple of hours in the last year, otherwise flawless.
>> No. 27535 Anonymous
19th July 2020
Sunday 8:12 am
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If you've got Hyperoptic service at your address, don't hesitate to get it - short of a leased line, they offer the absolute fastest service in the UK at a very fair price. BT are starting to offer FTTP, but availability is very limited right now. Three are offering reasonably-priced 5G home broadband, but it's only available in a few major cities and the peak-time speeds can be quite unreliable.

If you need a new load-balancing router, I'd recommend Mikrotik.
>> No. 27536 Anonymous
19th July 2020
Sunday 9:50 am
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What you need is BT's guaranteed fuck-all service.
I'm actually pretty happy with my EE 4G service out here in th emiddle of nowhere. No fixed IP, though, and NATed to hell, but the actual bandwidth is tolerable at 20-30M, and 500gigs cap for £50 a month. Presents on an RJ45 as well as wifi.
It'll not do you as a main line, but as a fallback it has charm, and you can idle it when you're not using it, fire it back up in a day or two.
>> No. 27537 Anonymous
19th July 2020
Sunday 11:47 am
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I really cannot abide the fact that utilities contracts are getting longer.

My current place does not have Virgin or hyperoptic service, and as a result I had to take an 18 month contract for my broadband as unless I wanted to pay absolutely extortionate amounts, I had to take an 18 or 24 month contract. I am only living here for 9 months.

Likewise, vodafone tried to renew my mobile contract and conveniently forgot to tell me it was going to be for 24 months, when all my previous contracts were 12.

Give it a few years and we'll be swearing fielty for life.
>> No. 27540 Anonymous
19th July 2020
Sunday 8:30 pm
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>>27537 EE are happy to sell you a month's worth of 4g data.
I'll agree, long contracts are a cunt's trick, and should be breakable for a token fee. It feels like one of the few really onerous contracts out there.
seem to offer a rolling one month with a not too bad installation fee.

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