ISP and Broadband recommendations

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Brian Kelly, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    Since I changed computers a couple of months ago and got myself a Mac mini, I have been having more and more trouble with my ISP, which is AOL. I am thinking of going over to broadband anyway, and AOL don't do broadband for Macs.

    Can anyone offer any advice on a good broadband ISP?
  2. Neil Glynn

    Neil Glynn Member

    Have to say I'm really happy with NTL as my broadband provider. No problems so far and the price isn't bad either.
  3. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

    Don't go for BtYahoo, more trouble than they are worth, and more expensive than they are worth!!
  4. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    I changed from Freeserve (don'tWanadoo) to PlusNet just under a year ago, and have been very happy with their £16.99/month for 3Gb package. Recently they "upgraded" my service to 2Mb/s (download) for no additional cost - as I live close enough to the exchange (MaxDSL that BT Wholesale are rolling out and some ISP's are implementing).

    The service has been reliable (can only remember one "outage" of the mail server for a short time), and is pretty fast where I live (which depends on what everyone else is doing on the exchange!)

    They include support for Mac ( ) for the ADSL modem they (can) supply. However, not running a Mac, I can't comment on how good they are.

    What particularly impressed me was that when I asked them a technical question (before I signed up), I got an appropriate, correct technical answer within a couple of hours - rather than a FAQ that didn't apply! might be of interest to you as it compares speed and service of various ISPs in the UK.

    Good luck

    (PS if you put "waterend" in to the referrer box if you DO sign up for PlusNet, I'd be a happy bunny - to the tune of a few pence a month :D )
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    Last edited: Sep 21, 2005