Broadband in South London

by Suw on October 3, 2005

OK, so we really need to get broadband set up at home so that I can leave the office at a decent time and not sit here all on my ownsome just so I can chat to people on AIM. Any suggestions as to what broadband providers are half-decent? Would ideally like something that didn't bind us to a contract, if poss.

Anonymous October 3, 2005 at 7:32 pm

Can't help with contract-free ones, but we've had virgin for ages, and it's cheap and pretty much 100% reliable. Had no problems at all

Anonymous October 3, 2005 at 8:29 pm

I'm in S. London too and use nildram, but they're quite expensive. There's some good reviews of broadband services at .

Anonymous October 3, 2005 at 9:16 pm

definately recommend the adslguide site Cod mentions. I used Andrews and Arnold for ages – solid and reliable very expert. Not the cheapest but better to pay more and get service. Not sure about their contracts these days though

Anonymous October 4, 2005 at 8:35 am

A friend of mine swears by Nildram; she recently moved out by herself and has ADSL from them.
I'm just using Telewest cable in a shared house; for the most part, it's adequate, though if you don't want cable TV, it's probably not worth it (I don't watch it, but the housemates do).

Anonymous October 4, 2005 at 8:37 am

Thanks for the tips! Will investigate the adslguide site thoroughly. 🙂

Anonymous October 4, 2005 at 11:43 pm

plusnet and eclipse both get excellent Customer Service ratings on top of competent technical service provisions.
by reports, avoid bulldog — they are reported to habitually deliver technical service far lower than advertised and to have appalling customer service.
Be offer topline tech.service and reportedly superb customer service (at this point in their rollout, anyway) but only have geographical coverage at this point in time.
and are always in the top quintile for tech.service and in the top handful for customer service. plus have a genuinely uncrippled service.

Anonymous October 9, 2005 at 4:54 pm

What speed do you need? I have read about a Swedish company, Be, planning to launch 24 Mbps in London towards the end of 2005, but so far I have not managed to find the company's page where one could review packages and prices or sign up.
The rest of the pack offer up to 8 Mbps, but uploading photos to flickr is still a pain as few connections offer more than 256 kbps upload speeds.

Anonymous March 26, 2007 at 1:48 am

This is a good sign for the future of accessible broadband. Also soon affordable t1 lines and residential t1 lines and high speed broadband will be available to everyone.
Nationwide Bandwidth

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