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This is a discussion on Ask Sky! within the Website news forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Originally Posted by Alan b I agree with this, and perhaps that is why Sky have not enforced the limits ...
- 08-09-08, 12:25 PM #11
- 08-09-08, 01:16 PM #12
Re: Ask Sky!They dont stand a chance of enforcing limits whilst they dont provide tools to measure the usage
On this subject, I have just come across the following in the T&Cs, it may have always been present, but I don't remember seeing it or it being referred to in any posts.
SKY BROADBAND CONNECT TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT POLICY
In addition to the monthly Usage Cap, this Traffic Management Policy applies to you if you take Sky Broadband Connect.
Excessive use during peak time
We will monitor your Sky Broadband usage during peak times from 5pm to 12am each day. This is when the majority of customers use the network and when speeds could be affected by the excessive usage of a minority. If we consider that your usage is excessive during peak times we may slow down your connection for the rest of the day so that it has less affect on others. Only a very small number of customers will be affected by this (less than 2%). If you are affected, we will only slow down the speed you can get during peak times for applications which use a lot of bandwidth (for example, streaming, peer-to-peer and newsgroups) and which have a negative affect on other customers. You will still be able to use Sky Broadband to do other things normally such as browsing, email, instant messaging and VOIP. There are no restrictions in place outside of peak times.
Traffic management of our Network
To ensure we provide a sustainable quality broadband service to our customers, we continuously monitor and efficiently manage the Sky Network as a whole. To do this, during peak times (from 5pm to 12am each day), we may slow down the speed that all Sky Broadband Connect customers can get on certain applications which we consider use up a lot of bandwidth (for example peer-to-peer and newsgroups) and which have a negative affect on other customers There are no restrictions in place for applications such as browsing, email, streaming, instant messaging and VOIP during peak times. We do not put restrictions on our network outside of peak times.
- 08-09-08, 03:24 PM #13
- 08-09-08, 03:38 PM #14
Re: Ask Sky!That's just connect though,
Last edited by Isitme; 08-09-08 at 03:44 PM. Reason: Correctioin
- 08-09-08, 07:49 PM #15
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- 08-09-08, 08:03 PM #16
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I think BT must charge Sky in bulk for the bandwidth used by Connect customers. Which means the majority who only use a few Gbs a month are covering up the fact that some are going way over their limit. BT will not be bothered as long as the total bill is being paid.
- 08-09-08, 08:28 PM #17
- 08-09-08, 09:38 PM #18
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No, you made the point very well and I agree with you. I think it was an ISP called something like Eclipse that was one of the first to introduce unlimited downloads. Due to them attracting the type that want to download terrabytes a month, they were forced to introduce capping much to the annoyance of those who had not abused the service. The internet downloaders then moved on to another unsuspecting ISP. This is why ISPs in general were forced to introduce bandwidth capping and FUPs.
- 08-09-08, 09:52 PM #19Site FounderExchange: Marshalls CrossBroadband ISP: Sky Broadband UnlimitedRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504nSky TV: Sky+HD box
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The last I heard, and this was a long long time ago, in a far off Galaxy, Sky had 11 BT Central Pipes.
According to Kitz Plusnet have 9, and they have been trading over ten years.
I think Sky have pretty much got plenty of BW to spare, and as you say Dave, covering their backs in the T and C's for the eventuality.
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