BE Un Limited
is an Internet service provider
in the United Kingdom
with the trading names "Be There"
, BE Unlimited
or simply BE
. It is part of Spanish group Telefónica Europe
, who also own O2
BE offers ADSL2+
services through BT's telephone exchanges
via Local Loop Unbundling
(LLU), with advertised speeds of up to 24 Mbit/s downstream
and 2.5 Mbit/s upstream
(subject to line length and quality), which would make BE the fastest mainstream ADSL
ISP in Britain. Although its services were initially only available in selected parts of London
, BE has undergone a program of rapid expansion across the UK, and is now available in 1,247 of the UK's telephone exchanges.
Services and Fair Use Policy
All three levels of non-bonded ADSL service come provided with a leased "BE Box" (a branded Thomson SpeedTouch
router) and unlimited/uncapped bandwidth usage
subject to compliance with a Fair Usage Policy
. Uncapped services are currently quite unusual from UK-based ISPs
. BE does not stipulate any such restrictions in their small print, however BE has taken action against one user for excessive usage . Their policy states they will take action against users whose usage is '...so excessive that other members are detrimentally affected'.
One must have an active compatible telephone line
to receive the service(either provided by either BE or BT or a reseller such as the Post Office). The majority... Read More