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Thread: Good UK ISP that does not cap NNTP?

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    Well, the title says it all, I'm looking for a good U.K. ISP that does not throttle NNTP at peak rates, its a bit of a waist having a good 3rd party newsgroup provider when my ISP turns down my connection every day.

    Many thanks for any suggestions, in advance.

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    MultiForce's Avatar Poster
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    Can't you just use SSL?

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    Well, yes an no, I'd have to pay extra for SSL but I am paying too high for the ISP on the whole (35PM for 512k), so I hope to kill two birds with one stone here.

    Any suggestions guys?

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    Be*/O2 is the best UK ISp and never throttles anything O2 is 8 per month for 8Mb or about 12 for 16Mb all unlimited transfer

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    wow, looks so cheap compared to what i'm paying

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsofty View Post
    Well, yes an no, I'd have to pay extra for SSL but I am paying too high for the ISP on the whole (35PM for 512k), so I hope to kill two birds with one stone here.

    Any suggestions guys?
    Yeah, sign up for an Astraweb account at this page: http://www.news.astraweb.com/specials/kleverig-11.html

    One of the cheapest plans going and includes SSL. Enable SSL and set port to 443, theres no way your ISP would know its NNTP traffic
    Last edited by UsenetGuy; 05-17-2009 at 09:22 PM.

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    OK, good advice, thanks all!

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    I use Bebroadband with Astraweb SSL and can max out my connection 24/7 without any problem. Been doing it for over a year now.
    Astraweb $11/month unlimited downloads with SSL, Be 13.50 for 8Mb/s.

    Was with Virgin before that on 20Mb service. I can download far more with 8Mb due to Virgin's throttling. I used to get 20Mb/s for about 25mins before they cut me back to 5Mb/s. In the end I was only getting 5Mb/s 24/7 for 35/month! Then paying newsgroups on top of that!

    Be and Astraweb together inc SSL is 13.50 plus $11/month.

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    Hmmm, sounds very tempting, good price on that ISP as well... thank you.

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    If you can get Be, get Be. They pwn all other UK ISPs atm.

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