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Standard User OlderGuy
(newbie) Fri 18-Mar-11 23:31:33
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A possible Watchdog story......


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I got 30mb broadband from Virgin Media last week and during the day I can download at virtually maximum quoted.
However, during the evening I am only getting about 7mb download.
Reading on the VM Forum it seems that most people are throttled up to 75% of their quoted speed during the evening.
Has anyone else encountered this 75% throttling at night? Is it possibly being done to keep the 50mb customers happy? I am sure that Anne Robinson would love to get her teeth into this one if enough people had a complaint........
Standard User Finguz
(knowledge is power) Fri 18-Mar-11 23:36:39
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I may be wrong of course, but I would think Virgin throttle everyone equally smile

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 19-Mar-11 00:02:50
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Re: A possible Watchdog story......


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I quote:

Customers with Broadband size: XXL (50Mb) your downstream usage excluding file sharing traffic (see below) remains unaffected and we'll soon be increasing your upload speeds from 1.5Mb to 5Mb. However during peak times we'll need to slow you back to 1.75Mb if your upload usage is particularly high.

So I presume that anyone under 50mb will be throttled?

So if everyone took the 50mb package, what would happen then?


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Standard User JimKirk363
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 19-Mar-11 04:08:45
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Re: A possible Watchdog story......


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VM do throttle newsgroups and peer to peer on all packages between 5pm-midnight Monday to friday and 12midday to 12midnight on weekend.

also there is a traffic policy for those on some packages that can be seen here...

http://www.virginmedia.com/myvirginmedia/faster_uplo...

Slow speeds can be down to a lot of things such as power levels on ur connection, problems that are known with the superhub. My advice would be to try every avenue such as getting ur power levels and so on checked first because if it does turn out not to be a throttling case and just something simple its gonna make u look foolish.

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Standard User Finguz
(knowledge is power) Sat 19-Mar-11 11:27:30
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Don't believe the hype smile

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 19-Mar-11 19:03:21
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the 75% throttle is usage based, so it affects only if you download too much.

Both 50mbit and 100mbit dont get this on downloads.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Sat 19-Mar-11 19:14:46
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Hardly of interest to any consumer champions. It's normal prudent commercial practice across all ISPs to throttle those with exorbitant usage.

When you say "most people are throttled", you really mean most users who complain on a forum.

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