If you are only looking at FTTC for use with Torrent/P2P downloads then save your, as ISP's in the uk are blocking them after a court order. Before that I used to D/L during the day and not bother during the evening or night waste of time to slow. I'm on 80/20Mb from BT. Have stopped now as I said because most sites are blocked. Hope this helps you
Yes i will be using torrents often and depending on throttling may sign up for BTGuard, perhaps try it out for a month or so. Did you get full speed both down and up when you used to torrent during the day?
ISP's are blocking access to individual websites hosting the torrent file itself rather than blocking torrent data flowing, so there's plenty of life left in P2P.
Indeed, of course there are many ways around this however im mainly concerned about BT's Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and whether or not Sky implement this also. From what i hear Sky broadband is truly unlimited not shaped or throttled.
They blocked like 1 site? out of hundreds
Anyways skys still having problems with throughput.
From your signature i can see that you are attaining half speed, i have been closely following the thread on the official Sky website and also on skyuser. It seems that the issue is largely still unresolved although according to the support assistants it is not a widespread problem. Then again i suppose this depends on how many are able to notice the decreased bandwidth and thus report the issue in the first place. It doesn't inspire the greatest of confidence when looking to switch over to another provider hence i am still considering BT!
If i may ask, what are you speeds like when torrenting, both download and upload if you have done so? Also with regards to uploading to various file hosters such as rapidshare, mediafire etc is the rate constant?