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    Will a Change of ISP Solve the Throttling Issue?

    This is a discussion on Will a Change of ISP Solve the Throttling Issue? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi guys I was told whilst on the phone to Sky that it is BT that are throttling their lines ...

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      Will a Change of ISP Solve the Throttling Issue?

      Hi guys

      I was told whilst on the phone to Sky that it is BT that are throttling their lines (Sky BB Connect) and not Sky themselves. My exchange has no 3rd-party equipment in it - all Broadband comes through the BT equipment.

      Does this mean if I changed back to AOL I would still experience the throttling? As an (ex) keen gamer, only being able to play before 5pm is really very annoying.

      Cheers

      Jez


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      Re: Will a Change of ISP Solve the Throttling Issue?

      It's Sky that throttles the connection, as capacity is all but full so they have to be careful as BT'll charge Sky for going over capacity...

      changing to an ISP that has more capacity will stop the throttling - as well as you monitoring your usage - but you might not get as much usage as Connect is competitively priced for what you get...

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      Re: Will a Change of ISP Solve the Throttling Issue?

      If you go back to AOL (remember it's talk talk now) they cap you if you use any torrent sites, and it's all day.

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      Re: Will a Change of ISP Solve the Throttling Issue?

      Thanks guys. I agree that sky BB Connect is very competitively priced - especially as I got a deal when I joined Sky to get it for 10pm for 12 months (17 thereafter). So moving ISP will be costly and I'll only do it if I can guarantee 5mbps+ 24/7!

      Thanks for the heads up about AOL. If they're not the best to go to, are there any other options (not much more expensive that 17pm)?

      Oh and one final question (I know this has probably been discussed at length but tbh I can't be bothered with trawling through really long threads)... is there any info about whether Sky will ever stop this throttling? If so, when?

      Thanks so much

      Jez

      PS IAmNotTheEnemy... I've tried salmon fishing a few times but I've decided to go back to CoD

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      Re: Will a Change of ISP Solve the Throttling Issue?

      lol
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      Re: Will a Change of ISP Solve the Throttling Issue?

      Ooh I do like a bit of CoD

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      Re: Will a Change of ISP Solve the Throttling Issue?

      I like mine with crispy batter.

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