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Pipex have just Bought F2S !


Pipex have just Bought F2S !

PIPEX Communications plc has announced the acquisition of Freedom to Surf plc, the Internet Service Provider, and Freedom to Surf Consumer Services Ltd (collectively “F2S”), further strengthening its broadband offering to new and existing customers.

F2S is a significant UK ADSL provider, with just over 40,000 broadband customers at the end of September 2005, which, together with PIPEX’s existing customer base, consolidates the Company’s position as the 5th largest broadband DSL provider in the UK.

Incorporating the F2S business within the PIPEX group will provide further opportunities for driving the expansion of broadband delivery, particularly in the area of Local Loop Unbundled (LLU) customers and the roll-out of ADSL2+. In addition, the acquisition will enable F2S’s customers to benefit from the enlarged network capabilities of the Group as well as the broader product offering.

Mike Read, CEO of PIPEX says, “In the light of our recent decision to unbundle an initial 60 exchanges, we are very pleased to add F2S to the PIPEX group, which will further increase the density of customers around each exchange, thus improving the return on capital and enabling us to offer higher speeds to a greater number of our customers. F2S’s customers will be able to benefit from our more extensive network and the broad range of services we provide.”

About Freedom2surf

Freedom2Surf ( is one of the UK’s leading Internet service providers. The company serves a targeted customer base of Internet professionals, at home or in business that appreciate the value of advanced technology, speed and above all reliability in their ISP. Freedom2Surf believes that Internet privacy and security should be an integral part of the online experience. Freedom2Surf provides leading support for all the major Internet components, from ADSL broadband high-speed connectivity, to offering the latest services from web publishing, email and interactive entertainment to high volume electronic commerce business architectures. Freedom2Surf was launched in 1997 and is headquartered in St Albans, UK.


PIPEX is a multiple award-winning provider of integrated telecommunications and Internet services. With a broad customer base including small/home-offices and blue chip companies, PIPEX provides a comprehensive range of consumer, business and corporate voice, broadband, security domain name registration and shared and dedicated hosting solutions.

PIPEX’ focus is simple: enabling businesses and consumers to achieve their aspirations through proven communications services and emerging technologies. This is achieved through an extensive portfolio of high-speed Internet connectivity, managed services and hosting, security and voice products - combining exceptional performance, innovation and a commitment to customer service.

Owning one of the UK’s most extensive communication networks, PIPEX boasts more than 100 Points of Presence (PoPs) nationwide, including 20 point-to-multi-point radio PoPs offering wireless DSL. In addition, five state-of-the-art data centres, which are manned and monitored 24x7, ensure the security of PIPEX’ customers’ business critical applications. Its commitment to investing in its technology infrastructure ensures that PIPEX continues to deliver the most scalable, resilient, secure and reliable services.

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Pipex have just Bought F2S !

As this post relates to Service providers other than Plus Net it is not Plus Net customer feedback. As such I am moving it to a more suitable forum.

Pipex have just Bought F2S !

could be used as a warning for plusnet users not to migrate to f2s !!!

bloody Pipex for the love of god ! Evil