Basic Broadband

There must be a lot of people out there like me who want nothing more from their broadband provider than a reliable Internet connection. I don’t need game servers, email, news and the plethora of other services ISP’s offer to entice new customers into their fold.

For the last few years I’ve been running with Nildram and I have to say I’m in general very pleased with their service but there are aspects to it that I think they could improve upon. For example, there’s all those services that I don’t want. Surely they could do themselves (and me) a favour by offering a raw service consisting of nothing more than a connection? Then there’s the reverse DNS service: Nildram offer a way to modify a single address, but no solution for people like me who have a subnet. If I want me reverse DNS changed, I have to send them a support request. It’s a minor irritation but with all the competition out there, it might be the thing that tips the scales.

Last but not least, something I’d love to have is a whois entry against my subnet that points back to me, rather than my ISP. I don’t know of any provider that offers this but if anyone else does, I’d love to hear about it.

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