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Standard User steve14
(newbie) Mon 22-Aug-16 11:31:54
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Does business traffic get priority over domestic traffic


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Had a BT salesman in over the weekend and he told me that Business traffic gets priority over domestic traffic, no matter what time of day or week it is. 24/7 business traffic gets priority. Is this true?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 22-Aug-16 11:32:52
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Which product?

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Standard User steve14
(newbie) Mon 22-Aug-16 11:38:48
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I'm with Zen FTTC 80/20 home. I play Counter Strike and was wondering if it would be better. Connection speed is super important for CS.


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Standard User lee111s
(experienced) Mon 22-Aug-16 11:49:32
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I think you'll find latency is important, not speed.
Standard User steve14
(newbie) Mon 22-Aug-16 12:04:21
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Yes, I worded that badly.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 22-Aug-16 12:23:33
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Unlikely to make any difference, a sales droid just chasing a sale.

What is more likely to have an impact is

1. State of interleaving on the connection
2. Your location in the UK
3. How the ISP has set up its network

Traffic priority (which is higher anyway on the 80/20 products) will be referring to bandwidth rather than any priority on latency.

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Standard User solchain
(regular) Mon 22-Aug-16 12:39:56
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on the old ADSL products they used to refer to a contention ration all the time, wonder if he was hinting at that, business lines used to have a lower contention ration over residential.

whatever - I call it bull and was just chasing a sale.
Standard User AdrianPH
(member) Mon 22-Aug-16 12:56:41
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In reply to a post by steve14:
I'm with Zen FTTC 80/20 home. I play Counter Strike and was wondering if it would be better. Connection speed is super important for CS.


So there is a fair chance you are on Zen's own network and are not connected via any BT system anyway.

Which exchange are you on ?

Edited by AdrianPH (Mon 22-Aug-16 13:30:19)

Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Mon 22-Aug-16 13:05:53
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Sounds like BS smile

A BT connection will most likely be full speeds 24/7 regardless, my experience is just that.
Standard User steve14
(newbie) Mon 22-Aug-16 14:27:51
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I'm on the Fleetwood exchange.
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