[ILUG] Slightly OT. The which ISP Question!
Dave O Connor
doc at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 01:04:31 GMT 2006
The general concensus is that if you want a little more reliability,
DSL is probably what you're after. IBB seems to either work perfectly,
or be dog-slow 24/7. After that, you'll find that it's down to
personal experience, which varies greatly.
Avoice clearwire like the plague. They don't work half the time and
block pretty much everything except http/https. A joke of an ISP.
Netsource don't know how to do billing (they overcharged me 400 euro
before I eventually had to wangle my way past sales to accounts and
get them to fix it.). I can't fault their service technically, though.
ESAT/BT also don't know how to do billing. They dicked me around for 3
weeks, then eventually admitted they hadn't even begun to process my
line. Can't comment on their service level because I told them to get
bent. Complete waste of time.
Basically, getting broadband here is a minefield, you might as well
just pick one and try to enjoy the ride.
On 2/18/06, TreeFrog TreeFrog <treefrogster at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hope this question is not banned or something..
> Ok I'm moving house..
> Still city center. But I think I'll drop Irish Broadband. When it works it
> is delightful. But when it is not working it is painful. Recently, for me at
> least, it is "not working" a lot. I liked the idea of IBB partly because of
> the 2MG each way thing. (Had the idea that I would set up a simple nix* web
> server for experimenting with. Edubunto or something)
> A friend suggested Esat BT. Says it is blisteringly fast. It is ADSL so
> upload bandwidth is very much smaller. Also he has had problems with their
> billing system in the past.
> My new area (Phibsborough exchange) is not ready for Smart "yet".. Perhaps 6
> months.. Well that means it will be at least that and certainly it will be a
> while longer than I'm prepared to wait.
> Magnet have a package for non ADSL2 ready areas but it is not particularly
> special from what I can see. However assuming the area becomes ready soonish
> it might be an option.
> What are peoples current comments on what is out there and what might be
> happening soon?
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