of a common server SKY is in fact based on Easynet[owned by SKY] but also operate several other 'labels'including UKONLINE TalkTalk//MSN is another So it pays to carry out an in depth investgation as to who owns what and which base server carries the geatest volume
Tiscali use the BT infrastructure (like many other ISP's), and in the past BT and Tiscali/Lineone had very strong commercial providing links. This all changed when Surftime was discontinued, and Tiscali went its own commercial way (to a point!).
BT was one of the main competitors for a Tiscali take-over, but they abandoned ship at the first round of talks. Others included Virgin and another 'unknown'. Sky and Talk Talk (Carphone Warehouse) have walked away in the past, only to return.
I know in my part of the country, Virgin are trying to get as much of the Broadband and other services capacity that they can gain. Methinks in the New Year, we will be hearing further high progress developments. But then again, didn't Tiscali go on a very large buying spree a few years ago, only to fall by their own sword, with the end results of trying to offload. In other words we have been through it all before.
Whatever the case, Tiscali (or who) will have to provide a more direct and improved customer service, instead of the one they have at present.