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    Are sky throttling / traffic managing my connection?

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      Re: Are sky throttling / traffic managing my connection?

      Your problem is that if there are no LLU providers on your exchange, no matter who you go with it will be a BT re-badged product. You will have to do your homework to find the one with the best conditions.

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      Re: Are sky throttling / traffic managing my connection?

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      Plusnet pioneered Traffic Shaping, if it were me (having been with them previous to them deploying Elacoyas and their denial of them actually offering an unlimted service) I would give them a wide berth.
      That brings back bad memories, especially of the "Bad Boy Pipe".
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      Re: Are sky throttling / traffic managing my connection?

      sky do traffic manage on sky connect if you don't want traffic management you best upgrade to unlimited

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      Re: Are sky throttling / traffic managing my connection?

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      sky do traffic manage on sky connect if you don't want traffic management you best upgrade to unlimited
      That is not very good advice when the poor chap can't get Unlimited.
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      Re: Are sky throttling / traffic managing my connection?

      oh sorry thought he could lol

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      Re: Are sky throttling / traffic managing my connection?

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      Re: Are sky throttling / traffic managing my connection?

      Plusnet do have an Unlimited package which they don't advertise, used for customer retention I would imagine. It has different traffic shaping than the normal packages (i.e. stricter). They also have a Pro bolt-on which gives you a prioritised connection, i.e less contention and shaping. They're pretty good for the money, for a BT wholesale reseller, and they are at least completely up front about what traffic is managed, and when.

      Sky are no longer metering Anytime+ usage in Connect usage allowance, so don't worry about that.
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      Re: Are sky throttling / traffic managing my connection?

      and they are at least completely up front about what traffic is managed, and when.
      lol At least they learned something then from when they completely denied the shaping initially. Long live the Wadev Four. And good old PR100

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      Re: Are sky throttling / traffic managing my connection?

      I only moved over to Sky in Feb 2012 once they had unbundled, I would not touch anything else apart from full BT service untill then, op3 is unlimited however they do throttle all weekend P2p etc, apart from that any fully legitimate downloading service will be fine. And once Sky do unbundle your exchnage thinkbroadband :: Sky unbundles its 2000th exchange come back its better!

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      Re: Are sky throttling / traffic managing my connection?

      haha very funny

     

     
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