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Standard User mbailey
(regular) Tue 18-Oct-11 11:32:33
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Infinity and traffic shapping


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I am currently with a very slow (1M) ADSL connection with plusnet, but finally my local cabinet is upgraded with FTTC. The BT wholesale checker shows 34.5M estimated speed!

So the question is what FTTC provider to move to.

I have been looking at plus net offering and they are very clear what traffic shapping they offer:
http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/do...

The question is does something similar exist for Infinity or are BT not as open as Plus net in terms of how the traffic shapping works?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 18-Oct-11 12:01:44
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Re: Infinity and traffic shapping


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BT does not publish anything like the detail Plusnet publishes.

Though to date very few reports of management being apparent on the Infinity network, probably because it was built to take lots of customers, and has not filled up yet

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Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 18-Oct-11 12:08:42
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Re: Infinity and traffic shapping


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The shaping is very light on infinity.

The only thing I've seen it used on (occasionally mind) is torrents. Often these run close to full speed too though.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 18-Oct-11 12:24:20
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Re: Infinity and traffic shapping


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If you look in Orly's sig at the bottom of his reply, there is a link to his FTTC supplier comparison spreadsheet. Excellent! Though it doesn't cover traffic management.

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Standard User mbailey
(regular) Tue 18-Oct-11 13:22:46
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Re: Infinity and traffic shapping


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Thanks for the replies.

Good to know the service is not traffic shapped yet, but of course how it looks in 18 months time with more people on board no one knows.

I had already seen the excellent spreadsheet on the various options. Very helpful.

At the moment my thinking is to go with BT Option1 and see how the bandwidth goes. If I see myself needing more then I can just upgrade to Option2. (I checked with BT and they said this was possible, even when inside the 18 month contract window.)
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 18-Oct-11 13:33:24
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Re: Infinity and traffic shapping


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There are reports of P2P throttling, but possibly still faster than ADSLx, and probably depending on location.

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Standard User TheMarf
(learned) Tue 18-Oct-11 14:44:58
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P2P is definitely throttled for me during peak times on my infinity connection.

I'm lucky to see 100kb/s with torrents/soulseek of an evening. Off peak it runs full speed.
Standard User Zadeks
(committed) Tue 18-Oct-11 14:49:07
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All P2P is shaped during peak. (BitTorrent, Hamachi, Spotify, etc)
Standard User MHC
(legend) Tue 18-Oct-11 16:04:22
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BT will definitely allow you to upgrade at any time (normally without penalty) - but you start a new contract term when you do ...





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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 18-Oct-11 19:33:24
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In reply to a post by TheMarf:
P2P is definitely throttled for me during peak times on my infinity connection.

I'm lucky to see 100kb/s with torrents/soulseek of an evening. Off peak it runs full speed.
Do you really mean 100kb/s = 100k bits, or 100kB/s = 100k Bytes = 800kb/s? It sounds like nitpicking to ask, as both are low, but possibly important to the OP.

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