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#16 jakem1

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:48

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

 

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 – if you exceed your threshold with downloads, your speed will only be reduced for downloading

http://my.virginmedi...-or-higher.html

 

In effect they're saying that they'll only throttle P2P traffic because that's the activity that's most likely to exceed their fair use policy.  They're old policy was much clearer and explicitly stated that web traffic including streaming video wouldn't be shaped. It's a shame they've switched to vaguer terminology.

 

Anyway, in practice I've never bumped up against these limits or haven't noticed a significant slow down.  From memory my 120Mbps service gets shaped to about 75Mbps and it only lasts for an hour so it's not that big a deal anyway.




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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:52

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)



#18 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:56

 

 

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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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:12

Sky fibre here, not a throttle in sight :)

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:12

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.



#21 philcruicks

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:18

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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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:19

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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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:27

BT are un managed now:

 

http://www.thinkbroa...-unlimited.html

 

http://crave.cnet.co...tling-50010340/



#24 MinTeH

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:38

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



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:41

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

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



#26 MinTeH

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:43

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

 

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



#27 Fish

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:50

I'm with Plusnet. They do "shape" download speeds, but they are quite fair and open about it - http://www.plus.net/...anagement.shtml

 

I have their unlimited fibre package, and if they are throttling it at times I don't notice it.



#28 NinjaGinger

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:01

As well as monopoly trends, Karoo throttle after 5 pm to midnight.



#29 glen8

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:06

ok,

 

I've been a virgin customer and they DO throttle speeds on pretty much everything.  You won't notice unless you are a heavy downloader but they do.

During a weekend I downloaded in excess of 200gb and noticed my speeds dropped from 130mb (have a great connection where I live) right down to 50mb.  When I stopped and waiting 24hrs it went back to 130mb but then soon dropped down again,

 

Sky on the other hand have ZERO throttling.  I have downloaded at my maximum rate (79mb) for nearly a full week full belt and had no drop in speeds.

 

Sky!



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:10

+1 for Sky.

They don't slow you down at all. I'm actually quite surprised how good they are.

Before i was with Plusnet but their fair usage policy was terrible.





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