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Standard User Moto
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 01-Apr-12 15:16:25
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New traffic management policy announced tomorrow!!


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http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Up-to-50Mb-broad...

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So we’re reducing the downstream speed reduction on 30Mb and above from 75% to 50% and introducing STM on 50Mb and 100Mb. We'll be publishing the full information on this on Monday at http://www.virginmedia.com/traffic/.

laugh A friend surfing in laugh
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Mon 02-Apr-12 19:02:03
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Re: New traffic management policy announced tomorrow!!


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Well it's here and it's dire.

Their super hub is about to meet the pavement!
Standard User Sark
(legend) Mon 02-Apr-12 19:43:14
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Re: New traffic management policy announced tomorrow!!


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It's not that bad, is it? Looks like on the top package you can download 10 GB in the evening and then you get throttled back to 50 Mb/s. So the same as we had before the speed upgrade. Even throttled it's faster than the truly unlimited Sky fibre package.

John.

Edited by Sark (Mon 02-Apr-12 19:44:06)


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Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 02-Apr-12 21:09:54
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Re: New traffic management policy announced tomorrow!!


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In reply to a post by Sark:
Even throttled it's faster than the truly unlimited Sky fibre package.

Only if your area isn't oversubscribed and those limits go nowhere towards ensuring it won't be.
Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Mon 02-Apr-12 22:58:58
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Re: New traffic management policy announced tomorrow!!


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In reply to a post by Sark:
Even throttled it's faster than the truly unlimited Sky fibre package.


We don't even know if sky are planning 80/20 or not, sky can be open about some things and tight about others, for all we know they might spring 80 on us within a month of launch

Ash

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Mon 02-Apr-12 23:46:07
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Re: New traffic management policy announced tomorrow!!


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In reply to a post by Sark:
It's not that bad, is it? Looks like on the top package you can download 10 GB in the evening and then you get throttled back to 50 Mb/s. So the same as we had before the speed upgrade. Even throttled it's faster than the truly unlimited Sky fibre package.


I've used 1.5GB in the last 24 hours and now I am getting less than 3mbps and have done since 4PM. Haven't downloaded anything from then till now!

So yes it's that bad it's crippled my connection to the point where I can download 11MB/minute

Yes you saw that right a minute!

My area isn't over subscribed and it worked fine until 10am this morning and now it's totally stuck even after the 9PM end of period!

Edited by pcoventry76 (Mon 02-Apr-12 23:46:51)

Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 03-Apr-12 09:22:58
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My area isn't over subscribed and it worked fine until 10am this morning and now it's totally stuck even after the 9PM end of period!

In that case it suggests a fault so call it in.
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 03-Apr-12 13:39:22
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no fault they are throttling Sky traffic - that's been proved by others ISps!
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 03-Apr-12 19:18:57
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Re: New traffic management policy announced tomorrow!!


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In reply to a post by Sark:
It's not that bad, is it? Looks like on the top package you can download 10 GB in the evening and then you get throttled back to 50 Mb/s. So the same as we had before the speed upgrade. Even throttled it's faster than the truly unlimited Sky fibre package.


Well I am not sure what's going on.. I've done my 10GB. I was slammed to 4kbps and then 5 mins later I am (seemingly from what I am seeing right now) back to full speed, it's diviating from 60-100mbps - should be 50 or below?
Standard User Roph
(newbie) Tue 03-Apr-12 19:56:31
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Perhaps it's not working properly? Or it's in the middle of being rolled out or something so there might be gaps?

I installed a few games from my steam library this morning (about 18 gigs total) thinking what the hey, after 10GB, finishing off at 15mbps is fast enough, and I was never throttled. I just kept on going at 30mbit/s even though I definitely went well over the limit.

Not a complaint, mind you smile

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