Broadband ISP advice

  john 20:28 24 Jul 2003

I currently have a dial-up service connection using Freeserve and considering moving to Broadband. Cable is not an option in my area so looking at telephone links.

Having read the advice given to BJ in Jan/Feb I would expect further opinions are available.

Has anybody any opions on Freeserve, BTOpenworld, AOL, Tiscali, Pipex, Nildram, Demon etc.

  ajm 21:00 24 Jul 2003

I initially had BB from BT and it was very good. Paid £39.99 a month. 13 months ago ( and present) i have been with Pipex. Paying them £23.44 a month.

I am considering moving to Bulldog Adsl on their 2MB line for £29.36

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  Al94 22:28 24 Jul 2003

I have been using Nildram since March and generally find it OK. There have been a few unexplained outages at peak times but not enough to be a real pain. Generall fast, relaible and trouble free. Paying I think £23.99 per month for 512 which is fast enough unless you really want to dowload lots of movies.

  IClaudio 23:09 24 Jul 2003

I've been with Pipex for my whole Broadband career (about 9 months...) and have been entirely happy with them. As A194 said, you may want something faster if you're into big movies, but the 512 speed is plenty good enough for gaming (pings usually in the sub 50 region) and I've never had a bad connection with Pipex.

Go for it! And enjoy!


  Forum Editor 23:19 24 Jul 2003

I have had a BT OpenWorld broadband connection ever since the UK ADSL service was launched, and apart from a minor accounting glitch some time ago they haven't put a foot wrong. The connection is totally reliable, and does exactly what it is designed to do, day in and day out. I wouldn't dream of changing to another service provider.

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