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Hi guys,

Since Sky acquired O2 and Be broadband, I am extremely troubled.

I genuinely dislike Sky and all they stand for, and they've been caught being dishonest a number of times in the past. So when they promise O2-legacy customers will get unlimited, un-throttled, with no traffic shaping service, I find that hard to believe. Moreover, they might change the T&Cs retrospectively and start heavy throttling since their network will be very busy because of the new acquisition.

I would like recommendations on which ISP I should go for. I download around 200gb per month, including online games, torrents, and site traffic, so I guess that makes me a heavy user.

I don't mind paying 40gbp per month, but I want no throttling in torrents and a reliable connection. Help?
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Plusnet's unlimited service throttles nothing (it's truly unlimited). I've been using it a while and have no complaints.
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post #3 of 8
I assume you're on Fibre?

BT's top package for FTTC is completely unthrottled and uncapped.

I would know, I'm using it.

9.0 MB/sec down and 2.5MB/sec up all day long.
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No, sorry I am on the highest broadband that O2 had. There is no fiber in my area at this time, even though I am in zone 1 - London
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I'm sure the top package still applies to ADSL aswell.

Yeah, that's crippled, I'm in Aberdeen. Pretty much all of Scotland's cities are fibred up now. England's broadband infrastructure is crippled and selective.
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Im in the same boat.

Go for BT, I have just had a 2nd line installed that is BT to try it out/for my server and it is doing fine.
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Im in the same boat.

Go for BT, I have just had a 2nd line installed that is BT to try it out/for my server and it is doing fine.

So you have the bt broadband (not fiber) and in your case you have noticed no throttling or traffic shaping?
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Nope, thats with torrent traffic as well.
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