Author Topic: Proof that Telstra Bigpond is Throttling Youtube Bandwidth in Australia  (Read 4290 times)

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Offline Ferroto

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If you think that's bad, Here in Canada most ISP's give you a fixed download\upload usage (mines 60GB). If you go over it they either:

1) Cut your service for the rest of the month
2) Charge you $1.99\gb (up to a maximum of $50)

Now you can get unlimited plans, but that's bundled with the super high speeds stuff, Which I can't get where I am.

Now they give you variant GB per month that you can buy. But since I go over regardless and the maximum they will overcharge is $50, I just bought the cheapest package, and consider the $50 max over charge to be part of my pseudo-unlimited usage plan.
 

Offline GeoffS

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If you think that's bad, Here in Canada most ISP's give you a fixed download\upload usage (mines 60GB). If you go over it they either:

1) Cut your service for the rest of the month
2) Charge you $1.99\gb (up to a maximum of $50)



I wish it were that cheap in Australia!
A typical Bigpond plan (on cable) is $110 per month for a 50GB monthly quota. Excess data charges are $150 per GB. On some plans, once the quota is exceeded, the speed is throttled to 64kbps for the remainder of the month.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2010, 02:56:07 pm by tumutbound »
 

Offline logictom

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Traffic shaping, now that's a pain in the arse! I used to be with Virgin and you would usually get pretty good speeds but if you downloaded a couple of GB's during 'peak hours' then your speed shot right down - not so bad if you've got your own connection but when living with another student who leaves torrents running all day while they're at uni/work it becomes very frustrating. I do remember we seemed to suffer quite a few power cuts while they were at out though, either that or the router blocked their MAC address for some reason ::) ;D
 

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Traffic shaping, now that's a pain in the arse! I used to be with Virgin and you would usually get pretty good speeds but if you downloaded a couple of GB's during 'peak hours' then your speed shot right down - not so bad if you've got your own connection but when living with another student who leaves torrents running all day while they're at uni/work it becomes very frustrating. I do remember we seemed to suffer quite a few power cuts while they were at out though, either that or the router blocked their MAC address for some reason ::) ;D
ahh yes room-mates. One day I said screw it and blocked bit-torrent in the router.

He went nuts trying to figure out why everything else works fine but he couldn't use bit-torrent.
 

Offline Pyr0Beast

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If you think that's bad, Here in Canada most ISP's give you a fixed download\upload usage (mines 60GB).
That's nuts ! I've had 50GB+ of upload only previous month. (ubuntu distros)

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Now they give you variant GB per month that you can buy. But since I go over regardless and the maximum they will overcharge is $50, I just bought the cheapest package, and consider the $50 max over charge to be part of my pseudo-unlimited usage plan.
You can get 100/100Mbit fiber with no throttling rubbish for 50€ here. Why do ISP's do that ?
 

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really for the cost of the service it is shameful they feel the need, most telecommunications equipment once set up has low maintenance, and if it is on it is on capping bandwidth or giving limits sounds like a rip off to me to make you spend more. oh well better tell the gov to put price control back then these companies cannot take the piss, the only control on these companies is competition but then they lower quality of service as they supposedly lower prices.
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It's a bad peering arrangement between Telstra and Google. Most large ISPs peer with Google in Sydney and utilise local Google caches. Telstra will only peer with other Tier 1 service providers in Australia (which excludes Google).

So your videos are coming from oversea caches.

Hopefully Bigpond wakes up and makes an exception.



 


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