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RossRobObey

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Any tech heads out there?

I'm with Tiscali, which before you slate it is pretty good. I'm 99% sure I have a Unlimited download limit, but I know even those are limited to some extent.

I'm downloading about 1gb of stuff each day (films), is this going to leave me with a big bill at the end of the month?
 

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Is there one of those 'fair usage policies' in the small print anywhere.
 

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Not a clue, but I assume so. Just wondering if anyone knew what the limit wa, to unlimited downloads, as there's got to be one. If I start paying for Rapidshare downloads, I could easily download 10-20gb a day.
 

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Beat me to it, Ben. I've just read that, too.

Seems, well ... fair *text deleted*. As I understnd it, I get two warning emails that I've downloadng too much content in peak hours, after the 2nd warning my bandwidth becomes limited during peak hours.
 

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Any tech heads out there?

I'm with Tiscali, which before you slate it is pretty good. I'm 99% sure I have a Unlimited download limit, but I know even those are limited to some extent.

I'm downloading about 1gb of stuff each day (films), is this going to leave me with a big bill at the end of the month?

Ok m sad.....but this is my area of work.

Tiscali is technically a dial up service all be it broadband. I.e. it goes over a coper cable, this means the further you are from the exchange the less bandwidth you will get. (DSL or ADSL = Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line)

If you had Telewest/Ntl or what ever (i.e. not going through your phone line) it would be way quicker as it works through fibre optics and there will be no lag to your exchange (becasue in broad terms there isnt one)

Basically blag your old dear to get Cable
 

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Telewest which are now Virgin have started capping there connection also.

Hi,

I know there have been many queries regarding STM (Traffic Management), and below is the official statement regarding changes to the STM policy.

If you have any questions or comments, please can I ask that you post these in the Feedback group (virginmedia.feedback) to keep the support groups clear for the team to respond to service affecting issues. This has been cross-posted to feedback.

Thankyou.

STM Statement:

· As part of our continued efforts to improve our customer's broadband experience we are continuing to trial measures which will more efficiently and pro-actively manage network traffic.

· As part of our continued efforts to improve our customer's broadband experience, we are making changes to the current Traffic Management Policy within certain trial regions.

· This updated policy will be trialed within the following regions Preston, Wigan, Blackpool, Camden, Dalston, Enfield and Haringey.

· These measures are based on policies that detect traffic patterns that are deemed potentially abnormal and apply traffic management rules to ensure that other customers are not adversely affected by this traffic.

· The trial aims to prevent or reduce the effects of a minority of users abusing the network and preventing the majority of subscribers from having the network performance they desire.

· For the vast majority of customers, upwards of 95% of the base, their experience will be a more consistent speed (both upload and download).

· Those who have the policies applied to their connection will experience their download / upload speed being constrained (less than 5% affected). Breach of acceptable use policy may lead to these policies being applied.

· These optimisation policies are being trialed during the following times where the potential for abnormal traffic has been identified as having the greatest adverse impact on our customers' experience.

10am - 3pm Download only
4pm - 9pm Download
3pm - 8pm Upload


During these times the following thresholds will be applied for upstream and downstream.

10am - 3pm Download
Size M: 900Mb
Size L: 2400Mb
Size XL: 6000Mb

4pm - 9pm Download
Size M: 450Mb
Size L:1200Mb
Size XL: 3000Mb

3pm - 8pm Upload
Size M: 200Mb
Size L: 700Mb
Size XL: 1400Mb


--

Kind Regards
Karl Rio
Virgin Media Technical Support
 

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However interesting that is to know, Stacka. It doesn't answer my question :wink: :rolleyes:
 

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Man Loz how much porn do you download, i never use that much
 

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A 4GB Porno dvd keeps me at bay for 1-2 sessions max :laugh:.
 

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Well Ross I am with Tiscali is well. When I started with them the service and connection speed where terrible, but I have to say it has improved a lot recently, I'm getting more consistent speeds. .

I'm on the 8mb unlimited package with them. I don't download as much as I used to. There is a fair usage policy though Ross so be careful. Even though it's unlimited I have heard of people having to pay extra even if they didn't abuse it. But they do throttle speeds at certain times of the day. They also impede any P2P downloading. This is to prevent hardcore users who are downloading constantly.

It's a shame I used to be with Virign Media but was cut off. They where the best ISP we have had. High, consistent speeds and no P2P throttling. Weird a lot of the time our 4mb VM connection was faster than our 8mb Tiscali connection...*text deleted*ers.
 
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