Thanks alot for your replies! I have just checked Bad_Machine, and unfortunately we are not in a Fibre Optics area. Which is odd actually, as they have been doing work on it for the past two years around my area. Anyway, as a student I feel it may have been too much anyway
Do you know much about the Throttling rules and OFCOM that I previously mentioned. Our dilemma is this: We are currently with o2 but our contract is about to expire. Our o2 connection is pretty poor to be honest, the router is a crock of **** and they seem to throttle everything we do. I study forensic computing and have a legitimate reason to torrent. Downloading Linux Security distro's, other OS images, research papers and case files but they crawl to a halt. Now o2 have offered us the same contract, new router but for £6 a month. The reason that we aren't contemplating it at the moment is the traffic shaping/throttling. Now if what he is saying is true (that OFCOM enforce that every ISP has throttling techniques) then there is no reason for us to go to BE, we may as well take o2's new offer.If what o2 said isn't true and BE wont throttle (which they claim, I phrased it in every way possible too when I asked them) us then we will go with them. I hope this is clear?
Again, any help would be massively appreciated!