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    Sky Broadbands Fair Usage Policy

    This is a discussion on Sky Broadbands Fair Usage Policy within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Yes virgins 10MB product ( soon to be 20/50MB) is unlimited - they say unlimited downloads ( subject to a ...

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      Re: Sky Broadbands Fair Usage Policy

      Yes virgins 10MB product ( soon to be 20/50MB) is unlimited - they say unlimited downloads ( subject to a FUP which is just don't download 24/7) is a basic right. ive done well over 500GB since i got mine and still going

      Afterall what's the point in an ISP giving you free and unrestricted newsgroup access if they then cap the downloads?

      My sky line hasen't been turned on for days and is now a 5 quid a month standby


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      Re: Sky Broadbands Fair Usage Policy

      Yep, Virgin Media's cable broadband services are "unlimited", & AFAIK don't have any kind of specified AUP/FUP limit.

      [Which I find quite funny, as ntl were one of the first to introduce the dreaded Usage Cap... but now, as VM, they've dropped it (well, they dropped it when they merged with TW as TW was unlimited) & they like to boast about how unlike other ISPs they are truly unlimited]


      However........ Virgin *do* use traffic shaping. Still trialling at the moment, but they will be rolling it out over the whole network. So, although you can download as much as you want, if you "abuse" the connection you'll get throttled.


      Also, VM's "Virgin.net" ADSL broadband (for non-cable areas) does have an AUP limit... 40GB (as, being ADSL, it'd be a re-badged BTWholesale product).

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      Re: Sky Broadbands Fair Usage Policy

      pardon me for being nosey (and jealous)

      what can i download that will make me download 100gb + a month

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      Re: Sky Broadbands Fair Usage Policy

      linux distributions and lots of pr0n

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      Re: Sky Broadbands Fair Usage Policy

      you would have to be michael douglas to download that amount of adult material

      sorry michael lol
      Last edited by NewsreadeR; 09-05-07 at 01:30 PM.

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      Re: Sky Broadbands Fair Usage Policy

      Peer to peer (p2p) downloads always take a lot more bandwidth than people think as you are not only downloading the file from somebody else's PC but obviously you are supplying it to other people as well.

      There was a huge 650 meg World Of Warcraft patch that was distributed p2p and although I downloaded 650 meg from other users I actually uploaded over 5 gig to other people!!!

      That was one of the reasons why I didn't go with Sky Anytime on the PC when it was first launched as Sky were using p2p and those movies can really ramp up your usage.

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      Re: Sky Broadbands Fair Usage Policy

      again this is unclear - i ( until tommorow) have VM 10MB - i have around 20 films on my system from sky anytime, and it's yet to upload anything to other people

      as for limits does this mean the 40GB cap on connect is not solid? not that i'll go over it anyway that's alot fo surfing and radio for 40Gb!

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      i think theres a thread here somewhere where someone downloaded over 100gb on connect and heard nothing

      i think maybe sky will say something if you went over month after month
      Last edited by NewsreadeR; 09-05-07 at 01:29 PM.

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      Re: Sky Broadbands Fair Usage Policy

      nice!

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      Re: Sky Broadbands Fair Usage Policy

      Quote Originally Posted by teamfx.kicks-ass View Post
      Beating ISP torrent bandwidth caps via VPN
      *Please* don't do this (same goes for SSH).

      I request this because this is exactly what happened with PlusNet and the result was simply that PlusNet graded the traffic as P2P and throttled it to death.

      This really is very annoying for anyone who is using VPN and SSH for serious matters (work, remote desktop, and other such things). It doesn't benefit them and it won't benefit you if it gets throttled.



      On the topic of throttling though, has anyone got firm or otherwise information on Sky Broadband throttling? Currently or plans in the future?

     

     
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