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Proof that Telstra Bigpond is Throttling Youtube Bandwidth in Australia

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Ferroto:
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.

GeoffS:

--- Quote from: Ferroto on May 10, 2010, 02:32:57 pm ---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)



--- End quote ---

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.

logictom:
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

Ferroto:

--- Quote from: logictom on May 10, 2010, 03:27:09 pm ---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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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.

Pyr0Beast:

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


--- Quote ---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.
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You can get 100/100Mbit fiber with no throttling rubbish for 50€ here. Why do ISP's do that ?

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