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Best Landline/broadband package SE1

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Thursday 4 April 2013 11.34am
Dear Local Businesses,

Can you recommend the best broadband service for SE1 - fast speeds, economic and fast install time ? I just called Now Broadband, which I thought was active in the area but they had not heard of SE1 and just referred me back to their website to check if they even supplied SE1. So much for the time and energy on trials of their services in the area if that is how they treat local SE1 businesses!!!
Thursday 4 April 2013 11.59am
It depends on where in SE1 you are and the age of your building for starters. If you have a newer building you should be able to get a better connection.

I understand BT are upgrading the Southwark exchange in July, meaning BT Infinity will be available (much faster speeds), so bear that in mind as well.

Virgin Cable internet is available in patches - for example the guys across the road from us have it, but it isn't on this side of the road. Boo.

That said I couldn't tell you who is the best - we are waiting for BT Infinity, hopefully it will be available in our building. We won't know until they upgrade the exchange itself.
Thursday 4 April 2013 3.15pm
The speed doesn't depend on the postcode, but on the individual exchange.

Mine is the one in Rodney Road, and I get about 8mbs with my TalkTalk.

My package is called TalkTalk Plus, costs 15.50 per month and offers:

Unlimited Calls to UK Landlines 24/7
Unlimited Calls to TalkTalk Customers
Unlimited downloads.

For an extra 3.00 you get 100 minutes of calls to mobiles (ie: 3 pence per minute).

I have to say that I'm very satisfied with the package. Set up was easy as pie: just plug the router they supply you with and follow a set of simple instructions to connect with your computer and any other internet enabled device.
Thursday 4 April 2013 3.54pm
I think it's worth being clear that the original post seems to be about business broadband, so the pricing and packaging is usually different to residential services.

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Thursday 4 April 2013 4.00pm
Thanks I am in new 2012 high rise building, SE1 9NX - just on corner of Southwark Bridge Road and Holland Street - options I have looked at are Orange and BT - I have being using Orange in West London and v. economic - a home broadband package is fine - but would like fast speeds. Mary
Saturday 6 April 2013 9.57am
James Hatts wrote:
I think it's worth being clear that the original post seems to be about business broadband, so the pricing and packaging is usually different to residential services.

You're right James: I had posted details of my residential customer account (sorry about that...).

However the maximum speed the various exchanges are capable of does not distinguish between business and residential customers: one can have the best package in the world, but their DL/UL speed will always be dependent on the capabilities of the exchange they are served by, and by their physical distance from it.
Monday 17 June 2013 8.31am
We use a company called Cloudscape IT, who are based in the biscuit factory.

Monday 29 July 2013 2.20pm
Hi Mary MC -

I can recommend a company that specialises in corporate installations in SE1 (based in SE1 for many years and service SE1). I should declare an arm's length affiliation with them.

It sounds like you've got a requirement for a small office - say 1 or 2 staff, so I am not sure if this firm is right for your needs.

Please PM me if you want their details anyhow.

Friday 23 August 2013 4.39pm
Try this landline packages, cheapest on market at the moment I believe.


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