I am moving house to a non cabled area in the next week and (obviously) need broadband access. There is already a BT line there, so I will be having a new BT account. I would prefer to stay unbundled since I would rather do without the hassle just now.
At my current house I have an unbundled Bulldog 4MB line which was initially very good but now I have constant DNS problems which mean I have to use a proxy server for web surfing.
I believe the new address can support 4-5Mbps so an "up to 8mbps" line would be ideal. I download a lot of live U2 material through torrents as well as streaming a lot of video/audio, so I would prefer a 30GB+ allowance.
To recap: a) 8mbps b) 30GB allowance or more c) unbundled provider
I have been looking at the likes of Tiscali, Eclipse etc but reading some of the horror stories I'm almost tempted to go for dial-up :-p
I don't really like that site. It seems misleading - for example it lists the monthly cost of Telewest 2MB as £8.99 when I know that is a 3month introductory price. Never mind the fact I said I wanted to remain with my current provider (BT).
It also recommended 512k services when I selected all the "heavy user" type options....
It certainly isn't. If I had money to burn, I would probably have Zen internet since they seem very highly rated. As a poor student...I don't lol. UKFSN (not fsa as i previously said) seem to have good prices.
I suppose it is all a matter of service, and how much speed you actually get.