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    Bandwith usage on MAX

    This is a discussion on Bandwith usage on MAX within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Although is *Unlimted, the fair usage policy is there, how much do sky expect I use in an hour?...

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      Bandwith usage on MAX

      Although is *Unlimted, the fair usage policy is there, how much do sky expect I use in an hour?


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      Re: Bandwith usage on MAX

      how much do you use an hour ????

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      Re: Bandwith usage on MAX

      ive ran the program( the bandwith monitor) for about 20 mins and so far its 18.62MB

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      Re: Bandwith usage on MAX

      Quote Originally Posted by skyfan View Post
      ive ran the program( the bandwith monitor) for about 20 mins and so far its 18.62MB
      If you continue like that, I'm sure you'll be fine.

      I think its only if you are using the all the connection all day every day they will invoke the FUA.

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      Re: Bandwith usage on MAX

      Unofficially, you'd need to average more than 10gig a day for a month before they'd contact you.

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      Re: Bandwith usage on MAX

      10 GIG, thats a lot, looks like I wont get the problem then!

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      Re: Bandwith usage on MAX

      FAIR USAGE POLICY

      If you subscribe to a Product that does not have a Usage Cap, our Fair Use Policy (“FUP”) will apply to you and anybody that you allow to use Sky Broadband.

      Why have a Fair Use Policy?

      Sky is committed to ensuring that our systems and network (“Sky Network”) and Sky Broadband are fast, reliable and great value for all of our customers. Our FUP is designed to help us keep that promise to you.

      The bandwidth that is available on our network is shared by all customers that are active on the network at a particular point in time.

      So, Sky relies on our users being fair and considerate of others in their broadband usage. If one person takes up too much or all the bandwidth, this results in a loss of service quality and speed for other users, and in some cases where one customer’s usage is excessive in the extreme, this can have a long-lasting detrimental effect on the rest of our users and the Sky Network.

      Am I going to be affected by the Fair Use Policy?

      Our FUP normally has little or no effect on the average broadband user. For example, if you do not excessively use file sharing software (including peer-to-peer) or regularly download very large files, you will most probably never be affected by the policy.

      However, if your use of Sky Broadband becomes consistently excessive and has an adverse impact on the Sky Network and/or other users, our FUP enables us to intervene.

      How will I know if my usage is excessive?

      Our aim is to provide a fair broadband service to all our customers. Therefore, we think to impose an actual figure on what we consider to be “excessive” use is not necessarily helpful and may penalise users unfairly. What is deemed excessive will be determined by a number of factors including (but not limited to) the length of time which your excessive usage continues for, as well as the amount of bandwidth being used.

      If, in our reasonable opinion, you have breached this FUP, we will contact you by email to let you know that your usage is excessive and is affecting the Sky Network and/or other users.

      If after we have sent you the first email your usage continues to be excessive, we will contact you again by email to ask you to reduce you usage. If after a reasonable period of time your usage still remains excessive then we may do one or more of the following things by notice in writing:

      (a) impose a monthly usage cap on your use of Sky Broadband which you must not exceed;
      (b) pair your use of Sky Broadband with other users in the same excessive usage category as you;
      (c) charge you fair and reasonable costs for your usage (and any reasonable administration costs) in excess of your Usage Cap;
      (d) suspend your use of Sky Broadband for the relevant month; or
      (e) end your Contract in accordance with Condition 11 of your Contract.


      and i just noticed this thread which im reading now

      Sky Broadbands Fair Usage Policy
      Last edited by newskyBOd; 08-05-07 at 11:49 AM.

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      Re: Bandwith usage on MAX

      from 00:00-01:00 i used 106.58 MB, should I start to worry?

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      Re: Bandwith usage on MAX

      Quote Originally Posted by skyfan View Post
      from 00:00-01:00 i used 106.58 MB, should I start to worry?

      read the above answers ???????

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      Re: Bandwith usage on MAX

      Quote Originally Posted by skyfan View Post
      from 00:00-01:00 i used 106.58 MB, should I start to worry?
      Why are you so worried about this and asking the same question again and again despite having been assured that you're well within the believed limits?

      First off, whatever utility you are using on your PC will be measuring network traffic not internet traffic and so the figures you see are likely to be much higher than the reality.

      Second, to the best of my knowledge, of the 70,000+ posts on this forum, not one reports that a user has fallen foul of Sky's FUP.

      Third, you are on Max which has a very high limit described as "unlimited".

      Do you really feel you're downloading more than any other person?

     

     

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