Black Cat Networks is unfortunately removing their ADSL services, and are offering to migrate people to a company called Nitrex. This unofficial page is intended to be used to track alternative offerings for those who want to shop around.
The following ISPs seem to be geek-friendly but many more details to be added. If you discover any information, please feel free to add it here.
- No IPv6, but they do IPv4 up to /29s with their cheap service, now owned by Kingston Communications, and some users are being migrated to an LLUed service which apparently isn't as good. -murble
I've only ever heard *good* things about Zen, although they are expensive. -JohnVeness)
Good rating at Thinkbroadband. Cheaper and faster than BC were if you're happy with a 2Gb allowance compared to BCs 512Mb package (but not too expensive to buy more). One month contract which is a good and I expect many of us will look out for.
- I've gone for Zen. The process seems to have gone smoothly so far. It's 2GB/£18.99 (inc VAT) - 'Zen 8000 Lite' - Karen
UKFSN - Entanet reseller
From their tech page: linux support, IP6, staff on irc.
- Very good support, and they keep you posted when the have problems (on usenet and their status blog)
Horribly expensive for higher usage rates -SteveMcIntyre <- They only meter 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri so not going to big issue for home users - Kimball Johnson
- Dom went for them (Max3 standard package, £26.99/month inc VAT)
- JamesC went for them for ADSL and Domain name hosting/registration
- IPv6 service
- /29 or /28 IPv4 available if you ask nicely
- Support is pretty much limited to Cisco and Unix.
Reasonably priced and good rating at Thinkbroadband. Similar to Zen but slightly better allowance.
- Also have 1 month contract.
- I'm planning on moving to IDNet. Very good forum. Not a heavy downloader so I'm starting with their 8Mb Home PAYG for £15/mth - only 1GB upload limit but only £1/GB charged automatically for going over. That's cheaper than their next package at £18/mth for 5GB if I stick under 3GB total a month (no charge to upgrade subsequently though).
If you move to them post a message on their help forum asking for a current customer to refer you (get them to private message you their name and email as recognised by IDNet and then quote that when migrating). Both you and they will get £10 credit. I got a reply in minutes (Or, as I'm now signed up (due to activate on the 24th) you can use me as the referer quoting my name and email (idnet AT nealtodd.com)) -Neal Todd
- Activated when they said it'd be. Only a day in but getting reliable 5Mb download in the early evening on my line. Email to support asking for them to set my own domain for reverse DNS on my static IP was carried out within half an hour. -Neal
ADSL24 - Entanet reseller
- Various capped packages all the way up to "unlimited" - which is genuinely unlimited; thus exposing the price/cap tradeoff; coupled with a sane policy for when you cross your cap limit - they just bump you to the next package up for the month (plus a £5.88 admin fee - Squarial).
- Support staff respond promptly and cluefully to email.
Currently starting a trial for ipv6 over adsl
- Nick went with them (home 30)
- IPv6 service
- 20:1 8M/800K with 40GB limit is £35.00 per month