Doesnt Virgin Media only throttle P2P traffic?
Traffic shaping applies to P2P and NNTP but is quite easy to evade.
They have always had downstream traffic limits on the lower packages and have now introduced them for all products. Upstream limits for all products came in with the upstream uplifts which is now almost complete all across the network. Exceed a limit and the speed is throtted back for 5 hours. This is by 75% on the low-end products and 50% for the higher speed packages.
If you are interested in the details they are published on the VM website.
But to be fair last night I was hitting 60-70mbps even when STM'd on USENET - which is still good IMO
AS long as you can get your head around the fact that you get throttled back to 50mbps that's fine. Most people complain saying that 100 users get put back to 50 and 50 users get put back to what they had before.
In either case we all pay the same now so it makes no odds either way you look at it. Most of us had 50 before we had 100 so are we not all in the same boat?
use your 20GB limit - then between 3-4 theres nothing on STM I think. Then use 10GB.. Then do what you need to overnight.
I'd love to see how busy it is overnight. Surely if everyone shifts to overnight and it can take it then it can take it all the time? Or would they put STM on the night bit too?