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What do you look for in a broadband provider?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by tabs, 27 May 2006.

  1. tabs


    Joined: 15 Apr 2003

    Posts: 335


    Looking to set up a broadband help site soon and was wondering if people could tell me what they look out for when searching for a provider?
    I mean there's things like bandwidth, speed, price etc but are there any other things that you look out for? Obviously things like CS are difficult to say here as if you arent a customer you wont have any indication of CS ability.

  2. ElRazur


    Joined: 15 Mar 2005

    Posts: 10,439

    Location: I am everywhere...

    Erm wrong forum

    Speed, customer services and how reliable they are...
    Last edited: 27 May 2006
  3. Unconditional


    Joined: 19 Dec 2005

    Posts: 475

    I'm not sure what relevance Counter-strike ability has with picking an ISP.
  4. iCraig


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,314

    Location: Wolverhampton

    You talking about Counter-Strike?

    But that's just an internet game, I'm sure any decent connection (1mbps+) should be able to handle it.
  5. Phil99


    Joined: 29 Oct 2004

    Posts: 10,900

    I wouldn't really bother setting up the site to be honest, ADSLGuide, DSLZone and ISPReview seem to cover everything, unless you're going to be doing something different?
  6. Alasdair

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Apr 2004

    Posts: 1,977

    Location: Edinburgh

    I think he means customer service.

    Don't do BT, they all read off scripts that don't actually resolve the problem.
  7. Goatboy

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 22 Oct 2003

    Posts: 4,023

    Location: a crappy part of London

    uncapped, fast and reasonably priced
  8. Berserker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 4 Nov 2002

    Posts: 15,451

    Location: West Berkshire

    A rare breed indeed these days.
  9. Indy500


    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 17,509

    Uncapped broadband is pretty much dead.

    I'd say speed\usage conditions, price and reliability.
  10. tabs


    Joined: 15 Apr 2003

    Posts: 335

    I havent seen anyone do what i plan, but obviously dont want to disclose it here. I do actually use those sites and they're great, but i think what i have planned would be useful to some people.