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

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

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

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

It's usually torrent speeds where ISPs bone you.

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See PM.

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It's usually torrent speeds where ISPs bone you.

Ah ok, didn't know that. :)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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VM throttles most things as peak times

 

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

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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 :)

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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.thinkbroadband.com/news/5790-virgin-media-launches-new-stepped-traffic-management-levels.html

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

 

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5790-virgin-media-launches-new-stepped-traffic-management-levels.html

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

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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.

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Never had my Sky connection throttled even using P2P.

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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.thinkbroadband.com/news/5790-virgin-media-launches-new-stepped-traffic-management-levels.html

 

I've just had a look at their updated policy and it's less clear than it used to be although this is the important bit:

 

 

Also, speed is only reduced for the direction a threshold is exceeded

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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.

 

 

Talktalk don't do any throttling anymore. They got rid of that a few months ago. Sky also don't throttle, and the top BT Tiers also does away with throttling (although the lower BT Tiers ARE throttled)

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Talktalk don't do any throttling anymore. They got rid of that a few months ago. Sky also don't throttle, and the top BT Tiers also does away with throttling (although the lower BT Tiers ARE throttled)

 

Where I live (a HMO), the letting agent uses Utility Warehouse, which I believe uses TalkTalk as their provider, and they throttle heavily between 18:00 and 00:00.

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Sky fibre here, not a throttle in sight :)

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Where I live (a HMO), the letting agent uses Utility Warehouse, which I believe uses TalkTalk as their provider, and they throttle heavily between 18:00 and 00:00.

 

 

Talktalk Retail may not have the same traffic management policy as TalkTalk wholesale. I can test Talktalk later as I have a FTTC connection through them at home.

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I'm on the top BT infinity package and I never notice any throttling, I'm sure they as most ISP throttle p2p, but i can run a speed test any time of the day and its always within a 1mb range, which when your connection runs at 75mb I don't count as throttling, just normal variance.

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I'm on the top BT infinity package and I never notice any throttling, I'm sure they as most ISP throttle p2p, but i can run a speed test any time of the day and its always within a 1mb range, which when your connection runs at 75mb I don't count as throttling, just normal variance.

They can fake such results on testing websites. Run torrents, that'll be a real test.

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I'm with Sky (Not the top package) and I've never been throttled. 

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I'm with Sky (Not the top package) and I've never been throttled. 

*God it's tempting to make a joke here*

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*God it's tempting to make a joke here*

 

I did notice it sounded bad after re-reading it lol :laugh:

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