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Hey guys;

So I've been uploading to Flickr all day and Virgin Media in their infinite wisdom have decided to throttle me (once again) so I am now uploading at 5.6KBp/s which is somewhat pathetic.

So.. I need to change ISP. Mother will be happy to change since she also gets annoyed when our whole network comes to a cripple. Currently we pay 30£ (ish) for our phone line (nothing special) tv (standard freeview channels which we can get without the box anyway) and our 20mb internet which NEVER goes above 12mb, usually sits at around 4mb and Virgin never fix this.

I just need an ISP that won't throttle, we download/upload allot in the family so this is an essential need. The only problem I suppose I should face will be having to replace our router to an ADSL one which is a shame considering how much we paid for this one and how good it is.

Alas, Help appreciated
   
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What exchange are you on?

http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange_search
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NorburyLSNORLondonLondon

Why?
   
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I'm on Virgin myself, and have had an awesome service.
 
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I'm on Virgin myself, and have had an awesome service.
I used to, But now its just constant throttling, It just took me an hour and a half up upload 27mb.
   
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I used to, But now its just constant throttling, It just took me an hour and a half up upload 27mb.
You need to remember your paying for an upto 20MBit downstream connection. Upload speeds are an entirely different thing, and usually require a hefty premium to get decent upload rates for a typical consumer.
 
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You need to remember your paying for an upto 20MBit downstream connection. Upload speeds are an entirely different thing, and usually require a hefty premium to get decent upload rates for a typical consumer.
Yes I know, i am aware that upload speeds are more or less always low sub industry standard but this is not really acceptable for what we're paying for:

   
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Originally Posted by Rian View Post
NorburyLSNORLondonLondon

Why?
So we can see what services are available to you

but from you're speed tests that actually looks like an oversubbed node/cab or an actual fault assuming you're on there cable service?

Anyways i would probably recommend BE though it would probably not be worth it if you are not very close to the exchange you can get an estimate of you're speeds

here http://www.samknows.com/broadband/broadband_checker
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