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    New Broadband provider required

    This is my current speed (and has been like this for some time now) with AOL on there 8mb platinum package @ £29.99 a month.



    IE its crap.

    So although it used to be very good indeed and I have been with them for about 8 years now, I have decided to go else where.

    So my needs:

    I dont mind spending £30 a month or more
    I want a very reliable provider
    My computer is online 24 hours a day
    I dont download movies or music just use the internet for research for work and for forums/car related stuff.
    I dont mind a package that intergrates my phone at home.

    I was looking at sky as we have sky already, but it seems far to many people have issues with them, and not having a conection for days on end. If that happened to me I would most likely kill someone

    any ideas?

    I am thinking going with BT and getting one of there full packages?
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    Did it used to be faster? You might find that your line can only work at that speed, rather than it being the provider. One of my mates is with SKY, he's had no problem at all with his, leaves it on 24/7, no loss of connection. I'm with BT, just don't try and phone them, it's rediculous trying to speak to somebody. I also had the homehub, which was rubbish and the wireless stopped working, so I bought a netgear router instead and it's now much better.

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    I'm with sky no problems at all, pc is connected 24/7

    I was with AOL before and i get the same speeds roughly as i did before.

    Down to your line tbh, not the provider.

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    if you want the best, zen is the only way to go - www.zen.co.uk
    their support is second to none and if you go on www.thinkbroadband.com they always come out on top vs other providers in everything

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    any provider can only give u as much as your line can handle as said above, if ur only getting 2 meg then dont bother paying for 8, i was ion the same boat paying for more than i could actually recieve, so i thought instead of paying 20 a month for 2 meg i joined thr carphone warehouse/aol deal, still paying 20 a month, but with speeds upto 8meg, never hit more than 3 tho. but i allso got a free laptop or now u can get a ps3! wat im saying is, ur gonna be paying 20 a month for "upto 8meg " so y not get summat for ur money! i love my laptop!
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    well considering I am in the middle of birmiingham and did have a much noticable faster speed for some time (last 6 months have been crap) something isnt quite right.

    The good thing about AOL is that there customer service is fantastic! So hearing about BT is a shame, although my dad has the home hub and lives around the corner and has no issues at all.
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    Personally used plusnet for over 2 years - and although I had some issues with downloading too much (they moved the goalposts on their fair usage policy a bit) - but all has settled and the fair usage policy is now pretty fair (and unless you started to download shitloads you aint likely to hit your limit).

    Think ive only had 1 night in the 2 years where its been down for about half an hour - but emails where sent etc explaining and appologising - so its all good

    So yeah around my waffle - would recomend plusnet
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    We're with Nildram.

    £25.99 pm gets you "upto 8Mb" with 50GB limit peak hours (8am to 12 midnight), and true unlimited usage (ie: as much as you like) off-peak (midnight to 8am). Your allowance carries over to the next month too, upto a max of 100GB.

    Reliability? Rock solid - I think I've had maybe 2 outages in 5 years. And if things do go wrong or if they need to do some work, they're pretty quick to keep you in the loop with status via email, phone, or mobile.

    Not the cheapest out there, but I can't fault them.
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    Unless the exchange equipment has gone/going faulty (very unlikely) then changing provider will make little difference to your line speed.

    Haven't had any problems with my home hub, is left connected 24/7 and working fine, has been more reliable than my Linksys router was.

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    can you test your line to see what the max it can provide?
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