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Standard User mikesmotors
(newbie) Wed 13-Apr-11 11:11:57
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PlusNet "Priorities"?


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Did Plusnet really say that they prioritise people using BBC iPlayer, internet phone calls and online gaming?

I do none of those things ... frown
Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 13-Apr-11 11:22:40
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Re: PlusNet "Priorities"?


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I don't think it's anything new that they prioritise time-sensitive applications, and they're not the only ISP to do so.

Brief losses of speed, packet loss etc when downloading a file or web page etc are mildly irritating, but they can render streamed video, gaming or VOIP completely unusable.

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Standard User TLM
(legend) Wed 13-Apr-11 15:59:48
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Re: PlusNet "Priorities"?


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I think it's slightly badly worded. I'm sure it only means those applications are prioritised when in use. Not that individuals are prioritised, because it's on record they use those things.

In other words, I don't have a better default priority than you, because I watch iPlayer, and you don't. I will get higher priority whilst actually watching iPlayer - but then again, so would you, if you ever chose to. Hardly discrimination!

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 13-Apr-11 19:34:43
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Re: PlusNet "Priorities"?


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Full explanation.

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