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Standard User rckngslnd
(learned) Sun 20-Jun-10 20:53:37
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Sky with torrents


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Hi

I normally download around 60gb a month form varrious means iplayer , itv player and torrents as well as online gaming,

I'm thinking about moving to sky and was woundering what speeds are like for these at peak and off peak times of day,

DO they have a limit on the Unlimited broadband package.

Thnaks in advance

p.s live in ct9 2dn area
Standard User Sark
(legend) Sun 20-Jun-10 21:02:31
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Re: Sky with torrents


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I don't use torrents but the rest is superfast 24/7. Sky don't have traffic management of any kind, so far as I'm aware. Neither do they even have a 'fair use policy'. Unlimited means unlimited.

John.
Standard User ukhardy07
(regular) Sun 20-Jun-10 21:43:48
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Re: Sky with torrents


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On sky's LLU unlimited package for £7.50 now or £12.50 without line rental there are no limits.

Sky is the only ISP to have NO fair usage policy or traffic management. This means absolutely no users are restricted for downloading too much, even the top 0.000001% of users are left be. T

Other ISPs such as O2 on LLU do not limit anything currently but they do have a Fair usage policy that they could decide to impliment at any time. For all we know they could decide to slowdown their top 1% of users next week (unlikely, but possible). With sky this couldn't happen as there is no fair usage policy what-so-ever. This is why sky have been able to advertise as the only 'truly' unlimited ISP.

As for torrents, they go at the speed of everything else. Nothing is prioritised, you get your full sync to do whatever you like, the way it should be. If you want to use P2P you can, if you want to download from rapidshare you can. I used to get 1.8 mb/s on torrents with sky.

Moved to VM since as I have a slow sync where I live now... Not so good.


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Standard User rckngslnd
(learned) Sun 20-Jun-10 21:45:38
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Re: Sky with torrents


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thanks that help allot, think i go with sky
Standard User dusty
(sr-freechataholic) Mon 21-Jun-10 17:40:54
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Re: Sky with torrents


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The best my torrent downloads have been, has been with sky

Standard User rckngslnd
(learned) Mon 21-Jun-10 17:43:47
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what sort of speed do you get, on average on a good torrent??
Standard User tommy45
(experienced) Mon 21-Jun-10 18:29:16
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Re: Sky with torrents


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If no throttling ect you will see speeds of upto your normal max throughput, so if you can d/load at say 19mb that's what you could get using u torrent, but this will depend on the torrent file, how many seeds leechers,and the speed being provided, and which peers /seeds you get connected to, lots of factors dictate how fast a torrent will download, as a test try download the open office app via torrent, should max the connection out

Standard User ukhardy07
(regular) Mon 21-Jun-10 18:31:33
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Re: Sky with torrents


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Yep the speed you can download from websites is the speed you can download torrents.

It's full speed. Pretty good tbh.

Keep us updated, good luck!

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Standard User rckngslnd
(learned) Mon 21-Jun-10 18:40:09
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thanks all, i will give it a try when i move in, whihc at moment may be a few more weeks at least
Standard User dusty
(sr-freechataholic) Wed 23-Jun-10 17:56:57
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A good torrent at 6pm i have had over 700 kbps

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