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Where is ASK4 max/ultra?
18-04-2012, 11:06 PM
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Where is ASK4 max/ultra?
ASK4,

Origin have Max
LBO have Ultra
ASK4 have ???

Anyone hear about ASK4 doing anything in the max/ultra/supreme/extreme area? I'm loathed to spend money migrating for nothing, but i don't want to be left behind on a slow* BB provider.

I do wonder, given the lack of DR info on their site, whether ASK4 are concentrating more on their direct ethernet network than on the DR network customers?

* relatively speaking of course Smile
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19-04-2012, 11:52 AM
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RE: Where is ASK4 max/ultra?
I assume ASK4 will have something in the works. Would be odd that the biggest name (no offence to the other networks on DR) didn't do such a package when the other ISP's are.

I'd would like to know ASK4's roadmap for Digital Region connections....

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20-04-2012, 01:18 PM
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RE: Where is ASK4 max/ultra?
It'd be nice to see what they're going to offer, and if they get a speed checker up too.
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20-04-2012, 03:54 PM
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RE: Where is ASK4 max/ultra?
Road map will probably be get rid asap if things keep going the way they are!? Service is pretty poor from DR/Thales and it reflect unfairly on the ISP, or that's how it seems!?

Will keep an ear out for faster speeds Smile

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20-04-2012, 06:12 PM
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RE: Where is ASK4 max/ultra?
Yes, I think they are probably waiting for Origin and LittleBigOne to iron out all the problems in switching to 17a before announcing anything.

If any ISP were to have the infrastructure to handle 100Mbit I would think its Ask4. I believe they were the first network to lay fibre around Sheffield (long before Digital Region) and their primary service from the start has been plain ethernet connectivity between 50-100Mbit.

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20-04-2012, 09:41 PM
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RE: Where is ASK4 max/ultra?
@alexatkin

So you confident ASK4 will follow suit with a 100mb variant too?

I believe ASK4's main customer base is based around student housing which is all Ethernet

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21-04-2012, 02:15 PM
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RE: Where is ASK4 max/ultra?
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I don't think I really know enough about Ask4 to say that. I would be surprised if they didn't though.

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14-05-2012, 01:12 PM
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RE: Where is ASK4 max/ultra?
I emailed ASK4 today. This is the response:

Quote:We have been testing a faster package with a number of customers,
unfortunately we don't yet have a date for any faster packages to go
live.

We will of course update our customer as soon as we have any further
information.
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14-05-2012, 06:24 PM
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RE: Where is ASK4 max/ultra?
You have to remember as well that Ask4 have a fair number of resellers of their services, and it's those resellers they seem to be letting do their selling rather than selling directly (more related to another thread than this one).

As for network, Ask4 have a 10Gigabit+ network, and their own data centre in Sheffield now, so they more than have the network to cope Smile
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17-05-2012, 01:09 PM
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RE: Where is ASK4 max/ultra?
While we're aware of the newer products being made available on the DR network we won't rush in to rolling out anything we haven't tested and are very happy with offering to customers. As with all our products, once we're happy everything performs as it should we'll make it available to users Smile

As for our network, there's more than enough capacity as Karl points out!

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