Choosing a new internet provider

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Mini E
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PostChoosing a new internet provider
by Mini E » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:21 am

Hello chaps.

I'm moving house and have terminated my contract with Virgin Media. Who should I be looking at using for broadband in my new property? I honestly have no idea who to choose and who to avoid. Having BT Sport would be great but I do have free access to it on my laptop through a friend which I can always HDMI into the TV. Any specific recommended deals welcomed. I use the internet to watch a huge number of streams and play the odd game on Steam.

Thanks!

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PostRe: Choosing a new internet provider
by KK » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:26 am

I'm using Sky Fibre Max. I'm on a deal (£28 including line rental) but I've had no problems. Speed is at a consistent 65Mbps, and I've not had a drop out for months.

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PostRe: Choosing a new internet provider
by Gemini73 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:29 am

Being as Virgin Media is the only fibre optic provider in my area I can't really suggest anyone else, although I have heard to avoid BT and TalkTalk.

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PostRe: Choosing a new internet provider
by Dual » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:34 am


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PostRe: Choosing a new internet provider
by Qikz » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:36 am

Gemini73 wrote:Being as Virgin Media is the only fibre optic provider in my area I can't really suggest anyone else, although I have heard to avoid BT and TalkTalk.


BT, when they've actually fitted everything are actually ok. I've not had a problem with them after that.

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PostRe: Choosing a new internet provider
by jawafour » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:38 am

It's tough to recommend a provider; virtually every one will have it's backers and avoiders.

Personally I have used BT for many years and they have been very reliable.

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PostRe: Choosing a new internet provider
by Garth » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:45 am

I've been pretty happy with Plusnet, no problems at all over the last couple of years. I'm on their Unlimited Fibre Extra package (£27.50 per month including line rental) and have a cheap monthly SIM with them too.

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PostRe: Choosing a new internet provider
by Gemini73 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:46 am

Qikz wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Being as Virgin Media is the only fibre optic provider in my area I can't really suggest anyone else, although I have heard to avoid BT and TalkTalk.


BT, when they've actually fitted everything are actually ok. I've not had a problem with them after that.


The trouble is with these internet providers is everyone's experience is different.

“But I don't want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can't help that,” said the Cat: “we're all mad here".
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PostRe: Choosing a new internet provider
by Qikz » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:47 am

Gemini73 wrote:
Qikz wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Being as Virgin Media is the only fibre optic provider in my area I can't really suggest anyone else, although I have heard to avoid BT and TalkTalk.


BT, when they've actually fitted everything are actually ok. I've not had a problem with them after that.


The trouble is with these internet providers is everyone's experience is different.


Yup.

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