[Scottish] Can you recommend an ISP

Alex Walker alex at alexwalker.eu
Thu Nov 6 13:45:22 UTC 2008

Hmm... as soon as I saw 'can you recommend an ISP' I thought I'd throw  
Demon into the mix. Shame, they've always been quite good for me.

This should go without saying, but check who owns and ISP. There are  
many services that used to be great, but have been sold off and are  
now shitey front-ends for giant, rubbish ISPs.

Two cases in point: Pipex and Nildram, which were good back in their  
day and had brilliant reputations 5 years ago, but are now just front- 
ends for Tiscali's terrible service.

Avoid any Tiscali-related ISP like the plague.

I think a few people in scotLUG use WebTapestry.

Also, check here for user opinions: http://bbs.adslguide.org.uk


On 6 Nov 2008, at 13:23, <Colin.Speirs at scotland.gsi.gov.uk> <Colin.Speirs at scotland.gsi.gov.uk 
 > wrote:

> Hi folks
> I've been with Demon for 12 years and lately IO have not been enjoying
> the experience.
> Do you have an ISP available to the south of Glasgow area (no Cable
> companies though) that delivers a decent 8MB+ broadband service and
> where Unlimited means a decent download amount allowed as I do  
> download
> distros, huge patches for my MMO of choice and watch TV from time to
> time across it, allows multiple email addresses, doesn't necessarily
> have to have big web hosting as I may go to a separate service for the
> small amount I do
> Oh and nasty racialist that I am, a UK based support would be nifty,
> preferably one I can go and talk to with my handy cluebat
> ta
> col
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