Potential new user here. This is BT's latest scare to stop me leaving BT and joining Plusnet.
What is? Are you saying that a BT rep has said Plusnet uses traffic management?
Plusnet do operate what I'd call a QoS system(*) but that's not traffic management in the normal, negative, sense. The only time it's a problem is if their systems get out of sync with your connection speed but that doesn't happen often and is usually sorted out quickly.
(*)The basic idea is that Plusnet will prioritise traffic to your connection to ensure that time critical packets always get there. So with other ISPs if you're playing a game and downloading you might see a slight reduction in download speed and a bit of stutter in the game. But with PN you see a bigger reduction in download speed but no stutter in the game (which is a good thing).
QoS should produce a better overall experience but it's debateable whether an ISP should be applying it for its end users. It is a bit of a 'mother knows best' attitude
Edited by Andrue (Sun 24-Aug-14 15:55:20)