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Standard User barker04
(regular) Tue 17-Sep-13 19:47:14
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Broadband Speds


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How is talktalk in terms of speeds at peak times, do they slow during peak hours?
Standard User baby_frogmella
(experienced) Wed 18-Sep-13 06:25:46
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Re: Broadband Speds


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I've been with TalkTalk for 3 year now and have never seen speeds drop at peak times. Only thing to bear in mind is that their DNS servers can be sluggish at times (for web browsing) however if you use something like OpenDNS or OpenNIC you'll be fine.

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Standard User Myth
(committed) Wed 18-Sep-13 13:29:57
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i think any speed drops are exchange/backhaul dependent so in general you can only ask others on your exchange. The QoS (or whatever they use) needs to be implemented at the TalkTalk end of the backhaul to have any great effect. The backhaul will be the weakest (lowest bandwidth) link of the TT managed chain, and as such the contention for that bandwidth will be exchange dependent.

some P2P is throttled during peak and especially Sundays on my exchange Bradwell Abbey. I suspect either Baby-Frogmella's exchange has fewer high-bandwidth users, or that the usage pattern is more consistent throughout the day meaning the backhaul can be better matched to the useage without wasting capacity during the off-peak times

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Standard User barker04
(regular) Thu 19-Sep-13 18:44:51
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Re: Broadband Speds


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TalkTalk dont do any throttling according to their terms and conditions as required by ofcom....
Standard User Myth
(committed) Thu 19-Sep-13 19:57:03
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looks like i'm 4 months out of date smile

http://recombu.com/digital/news/talktalk-broadband-t...

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5866-talktalk-ess...

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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Thu 19-Sep-13 20:03:59
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Sky, by never traffic managing, forced the hand of BT and Talktalk to follow suit.

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Thu 19-Sep-13 22:04:06
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Let's hope they are as good as Sky are then.. Because I think Sky LLU is the [censored].

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