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    Quote Originally Posted by ftlight View Post
    One of the audiophile "testers" was switching ISPs, and determined that he could hear a difference in the sound depending on whether it came over the coax cable broadband connection of his old provider or the fiber optic connection of the new one.
    That's because he has an "open mind"

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    That's because he has an "open mind"

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    Obviously the SQ was at an optimum level during school hours but Iím sure he could detect a fall off as soon as the kids came out of school?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Obviously the SQ was at an optimum level during school hours but Iím sure he could detect a fall off as soon as the kids came out of school?
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    All piss take aside not all ISPs are the same.
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    In general you do get what you pay for in this arena. Go cheap and you get a cheap router and a heavily contended network and a shit level of Technical Support usually from a third world call centre where English is not the first language.
    Go for a business grade provider eg Zen and you will get a decent router, a free really fixed IP, it will be faster and youíll be unlucky if you have to find out how good Tech Support is. (I will tell you though itís UK based and they know what they are doing.) Itís a couple of £ more per month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    All piss take aside not all ISPs are the same.
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    In general you do get what you pay for in this arena. Go cheap and you get a cheap router and a heavily contended network and a shit level of Technical Support usually from a third world call centre where English is not the first language.
    Go for a business grade provider eg Zen and you will get a decent router, a free really fixed IP, it will be faster and youíll be unlucky if you have to find out how good Tech Support is. (I will tell you though itís UK based and they know what they are doing.) Itís a couple of £ more per month.
    At most places in the United States, one has essentially zero choice in IP providers (sadly). At most, one might have the Cable TV company IP vs. the telephone company IP. Given the monopoly, service is crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    All piss take aside not all ISPs are the same.
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    In general you do get what you pay for in this arena. Go cheap and you get a cheap router and a heavily contended network and a shit level of Technical Support usually from a third world call centre where English is not the first language.
    Go for a business grade provider eg Zen and you will get a decent router, a free really fixed IP, it will be faster and youíll be unlucky if you have to find out how good Tech Support is. (I will tell you though itís UK based and they know what they are doing.) Itís a couple of £ more per month.
    I ditched BT for Zen some years ago, largely because of the uselessness of their tech support. Been happy with Zen, and their tech support is great, only had to use it for issues to do with web hosting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Bob View Post
    I ditched BT for Zen some years ago, largely because of the uselessness of their tech support. Been happy with Zen, and their tech support is great, only had to use it for issues to do with web hosting.
    I've just moved house and as a test of which ISP to go for decided to try calling their tech support numbers and see how quickly they answered. Zen picked up after a few seconds.

    In that time BT, Virgin or Sky would still be taking you through their initial menu options and disclaimers about "high levels of calls leading to delays" (is there ever a time when they're NOT in that state?) before even getting into the on-hold queue.

    NB. Other high quality ISPs are available, eg. Andrews & Arnold have a stellar reputation.
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    So the sound quality of the 1s and 0s from a ISP is correlated to its customer support?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveb View Post
    I've just moved house and as a test of which ISP to go for decided to try calling their tech support numbers and see how quickly they answered. Zen picked up after a few seconds.

    In that time BT, Virgin or Sky would still be taking you through their initial menu options and disclaimers about "high levels of calls leading to delays" (is there ever a time when they're NOT in that state?) before even getting into the on-hold queue.

    NB. Other high quality ISPs are available, eg. Andrews & Arnold have a stellar reputation.
    I take your point about Virgin tech support. The most annoying thing is they won't even talk to you the first time you call, you need to call back after trying all the useless "turn it off and turn it again" troubleshooting procedures first. Also when they run a remote test of your installation I have never known it to find a fault. Their broadband product is pretty good though.When we had an issue with the phone line we were switched to VOIP which I suspect is a clever ploy to make it impossible to phone to complain when the broadband fails .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie View Post
    So the sound quality of the 1s and 0s from a ISP is correlated to its customer support?
    Its more likely than the cable, Switch or router !

    Probably more causation than correlation also

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