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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:24

Are there are ISP packages (or even ISPs overall) that you know of that don't throttle speeds, especially during peak hours?




#2 Daedroth

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:26

I'm under the impression that Sky's top tier package doesn't throttle speeds.



#3 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:27

I didn't realise VM did, or at the very least, I didn't notice.



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:29

I didn't realise VM did, or at the very least, I didn't notice.

It's usually torrent speeds where ISPs bone you.



#5 Steven P.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:31

See PM.



#6 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:31

It's usually torrent speeds where ISPs bone you.

Ah ok, didn't know that. :)



#7 watkinsx2

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:31

TalkTalk throttles p2p at peak times. VM throttles most things as peak times. BT Infinity I think has gone totally unlimited as are Sky. 

 

Plusnet do some throttling but its not as severe as Talktalk.



#8 jakem1

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:32

It's usually torrent speeds where ISPs bone you.

 

Virgin do throttle torrents but it's only once you've downloaded a certain number of gigabytes (it was 7GB but they're in the process of changing that I think).  Despite this, I never notice my speeds slowing down and I would easily exceed 7GB a week.



#9 Daedroth

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:32

I didn't realise VM did, or at the very least, I didn't notice.

Virgin Media also have a limit on the amount you can download during peak times. Once you go over that limit (varies depending on your package), you get a 66% speed throttle until that peak time is over.



#10 jakem1

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:33

VM throttles most things as peak times

 

That's not true.  They only throttle torrent traffic.



#11 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:35

Virgin Media also have a limit on the amount you can download during peak times. Once you go over that limit (varies depending on your package), you get a 66% speed throttle until that peak time is over.

Ok understood :)

That's not true.  They only throttle torrent traffic.

Well for how long I've been with them (Over 10 years now <originally a telewest customer>) I was unaware of this, but I think it might be self explanitary as to why :)



#12 watkinsx2

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:38

That's not true.  They only throttle torrent traffic.

 

 

Also not true - if you go over your allowance everything is throttled. Its also the most convoluted and complex traffic management of all of them. Also - pray that your network segment isn't over congested because VM will take months to fix it.

 

http://www.thinkbroa...ent-levels.html



#13 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:41

Also - pray that your network segment isn't over congested because VM will take months to fix it.

 

http://www.thinkbroa...ent-levels.html

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Unfortunately, very true, I won't go into details but I remember this happening not to long ago



#14 Daedroth

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:41

That's not true.  They only throttle torrent traffic.

Yes they do. Back when I had VM, on a 20MB line...downloading more than 3GB during peak times meant that my connection was dropped to 4MB.



#15 mps69

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:45

Never had my Sky connection throttled even using P2P.