I want to have a fixed IP address to make running my own server easier. Yes I know about dynamic DNS services but it still causes issues with sending mail. That means I have limited choices unless I want to pay for a business broadband account, and I don't.
PlusNet will do this for a reasonable price, and a one off fee for setting it up, but seem to get a lot of criticism for 'managing' data connections when they are busy, because their capacity is lower than it ought to be. Also they are rather insistent you take your line rental from them too. John Lewis internet appear to be the same bunch.
Freeola seems a good price, but I can't seem to find much about them. They do seem to concentrate on internet stuff rather than trying to sell you TV and home phone too. That's good in my book.
BE has just been bought by sky. I don't fancy that because they 'promise sky are aware that our customers value fixed IP addresses' but will just switch it off anyway I'm sure, or suddenly charge a premium price.
Any experience, comments, other suggestions?