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Standard User Rroff
(knowledge is power) Sun 01-Jan-12 15:25:00
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Re: What exactly do BT throttle - and when ?


[re: lg56xbp] [link to this post]
 
There is no fair useage policy like there used to be - going over a mysterious number won't suddenly see your connection clamped to 1Mbit/s during peak times for the next 30 days. Its not turned into an all you can eat buffet tho either.

I can check with my brother (BT whitelabel reseller) to update info as its been a couple of months or so since I asked about it and BT are forever changing things without telling anyone... but it used (and I assume still does) to work since they removed the FUP by grading users and monitoring overall traffic levels in the BT network and when the network started to get busy those users with higher useage levels would get lower priorities (how much lower depending on how heavy a user they are) for bandwidth. For the most part no one would really notice anything unless the network was very congested - someone sitting downloading torrents all day isn't going to notice an extra 10-20ms latency and speeds dropping off a couple of mbit/s at peak times but doing that to a couple of hundred "heavy" users can make quite a difference to the overall picture.


Regarding encrypted connection throttling it may be this only applies on exchanges that are over subscribed or an additional measure that reseller can enable.

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Edited by Rroff (Sun 01-Jan-12 16:46:15)

Standard User shrimper1
(member) Sun 01-Jan-12 17:12:48
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Re: What exactly do BT throttle - and when ?


[re: Rroff] [link to this post]
 
http://speedtest.net/result/1679118596.png

At least I'm getting 75% of my "target" max download speed with BT - all I could squeeze out of Orange was ................ pips smile
Standard User shrimper1
(member) Fri 06-Jan-12 23:48:38
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Re: What exactly do BT throttle - and when ?


[re: shrimper1] [link to this post]
 
Certainly no throttle tonight!

http://speedtest.net/result/1691208104.png

23.3 Meg download!!, not bad for a 21 Meg max achievable speed !
or a 17.5 Meg DSL connection rate, and a 15.4 IP Profile.

I'm living the dream smile ................ with BT, after some nightmares with others frown

Edited by shrimper1 (Fri 06-Jan-12 23:52:05)


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Standard User m0aur
(committed) Sun 22-Jan-12 14:35:16
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Re: What exactly do BT throttle - and when ?


[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by BatBoy:
In reply to a post by lg56xbp:
LOL .. like I took those comments literally. Past experience put me off BT for life .. but Infinity has great potential if it ever arrives at my exchange! smile
It's awful http://speedtest.net/result/1678292942.png

That's Nothing!!! http://speedtest.net/result/1678292942.png

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/2027/plusnetspeed.jpg
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