Hi all, I have been with BT openworld for nearly a year now and admittedly it is better than a normal dial up connection, but I am wondering if there are any faster ADSL ISP's out there. Unfortunately cable has not reached my area yet, so does anyone know of any faster ADSL ISP's ?
Cheers acfc that looks just like the site that I have been looking for, I will have been with openworld for 12 months come April, having a quick look on the link that you sent it looks like they are improving but I will continue to monitor to see if they deserve to keep getting my dosh for the following 12 months.
There are 2 key elements that affect the speed of the broadband service:
1. the number of customers, such as yourself, who are connected to the big fat pipe which the ISP buys from BT
2. The location of the content that you are trying to receive.
On point 1, generally speaking the cheaper the cost, the more customers the ISP need to connect to their service to make a profit - hence once lots of customers become connected, the speed will deteriate.
On point 2, its always going to be a faster service if you choose the ISP that hosts your content.
If you are like me and are looking for a service that balances cost against speed, then BT Openworld is as good as anyone.