Internet & Phone

Internet & Phone choices

By Damien Dye, April 19

Longford Park is connected to Openreach's fibre only network which is replacing the outdated copper wires. As such this is genuine (full) fibre product (FTTP/FTTH) with GUARANTEED speeds not the fake fibre (FTTC) products that ofcom decided was allowed to be advertised as fibre which has caused confusion in both the industry and more importantly with consumers.

This is the best technology but it is available to just 3% of UK homes and offices, which means budget ISP that have poor quality service with poor customer service to match are not available on your lines as they can't make a profit.

With our service being provided by Openreach it is possible to get different providers via the same fibre provision below I will list the available provides with a pros and cons for each.


incumbent UK operator, the default provider for those with no expense in the Telecom market.

Type PLC, Incorporated 1 April 1984

Pros

Can use a Phone line

offers 2nd generation internet IPv6 addressing but these are not static.

Been in business more than 20 years


Cons

Dynamic address

FTTP pricing is deliberately hidden from the site

poor customer service, inflexible process driven

UK internet provider thats been going since the beginning.

Type LTD, Incorporated 13 September 1995

Pros

Static IP addressing both 1st Generation internet (IPv4) and 2nd Generation (IPv6)

UK call centres knowledgeable staff that are able to adapt to the end users experience level.

Been in business more than 20 years

Cons

Not able to offer landline phone via the FTTP line at this time.


Type LTD, Incorporated 1 April 1997


Pros

Static IP addressing both 1st Generation internet (IPv4) and 2nd Generation (IPv6) was 1st UK ISP to offer this.

Been in business more than 20 years

Cons

Download limits apply.

Aimed at businesses. site uses Tech language

Type LTD, Incorporated 8 March 2006

Type LTD, Incorporated 10 March 1999

Pros

Been in business more than 20 years

Type LTD, Incorporated 16 November 2011