i'm having major problems with my isp AOL, i've been on supposedly 2mb for over a year but in actual fact after testing my speed for the last 6 months i've never even achieved 512kbps, the long and short of it is that i'm currently contacting OFCOM as aol haven't even given me the details of who i can make an official complaint to, let alone addressed the download speed - everytime i contact them about it there is always some excuse, the latest being "it is a technical procedure but the engineer didn't have the correct tool, it is a technical procedure because of the technicalities involved"! - what a crock of horse*!@:!!
Anyway, i'm thinking of going with SKY, but because of where i live, i can only get CONNECT with a 40gb allowance. What can i do with 40gb?
i play a lot games, maybe 15 hours aweek, but i spend a lot more on xbox live, maybe 30 hours a week. is the sky router compatible with xbox live, and does the 40gb allowance include the time i spend on xbox live? i've got one of those netgear blue flashing led router thingys at the moment and i've never had a drop out since i've been using it, is the sky router any goood?
Before you make a decision have a look at sites such as click here, the forums at click here and click here as these sites contain a lot opinions of people using different isps which could help you with your decision. Think broadband have a dedicated forum for sky as well.
Yes usually it is better to be on a LLU line than the ordinary BT packages as they are less expensive to the isp and in turn they pass on the savings with less throttling and bigger download allowances. The unoffical sky broadband website is click here and not the last link I gave earlier.
Depends which one you choose of those available at your exchange.
For example, Be offer speeds up to 24 Meg from £14, UKOnline offer up to 16 Meg.
One other advantage is that you aren't subject to the BT BRAS profiling system like you would be on Sky Connect or any other ADSL Max up to 8 Meg product and you should in theory get speeds very near to the connection speed.
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