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Windows 7: What's your Internet Speed?

16 Jul 2012   #1901
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomberAF View Post
... but all 3 are subject to fair use policy, that mean once you have downloaded a certain amount over a certain period of time you get your broadband throttled.
Ah, yes, FAP, Fair Access Policy.

A few years back, I had a satellite ISP and encountered their FAP often. When they throttled my connection it was about 1/2 speed of dialup, virtually unusable!


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16 Jul 2012   #1902
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomberAF View Post
... but all 3 are subject to fair use policy, that mean once you have downloaded a certain amount over a certain period of time you get your broadband throttled.
Ah, yes, FAP, Fair Access Policy.

A few years back, I had a satellite ISP and encountered their FAP often. When they throttled my connection it was about 1/2 speed of dialup, virtually unusable!
I am not sure about the other ISP's but Virgin Media, (who are just Telewest under a different name) just halve your bandwidth once you exceed you limit.
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16 Jul 2012   #1903
spencer1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

lol.. I guess DSL is the "dialup" of the new century. My ping time is not too bad though, for what it's worth.


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16 Jul 2012   #1904
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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16 Jul 2012   #1905
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

despite BT having unlimited broadband, it was capped at 100gb per month and your connection would be slower the following month.
with BT INFINITY(fiber optics).unlimited, there is no cap
although they do still throttle p2p traffic at peak times of the day, overnight is the best time to use p2p.
though with superfast broadband then off peak times usually see a download complete very fast
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17 Jul 2012   #1906
Paul1360

Win 8.1 Ultimate and Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

I'll try and find the graph I saw about the drop in usafe since torrent sites were banned. I know VM are on the ball with their FUP and are fast in dropping speeds. Sky & BT has an FUP but I have not seen it being used, in fact someone I know used 1TB in a week with Sky and nothing happened to his speed et al and he never even had an email telling him about his usage. As I've said I used to D/L torrents in the morning and never had any problems and they were always fast, In fact I just D/L a file and was getting 6.81MB/s.
iechyd da
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17 Jul 2012   #1907
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul1360 View Post
I'll try and find the graph I saw about the drop in usafe since torrent sites were banned. I know VM are on the ball with their FUP and are fast in dropping speeds. Sky & BT has an FUP but I have not seen it being used, in fact someone I know used 1TB in a week with Sky and nothing happened to his speed et al and he never even had an email telling him about his usage. As I've said I used to D/L torrents in the morning and never had any problems and they were always fast, In fact I just D/L a file and was getting 6.81MB/s.
iechyd da
The only torrent site that was blocked was the pirate bay, and the pirate party came out before that was even banned. There are still plenty of other torrent sites, that are just as good as if not better that the pirate bay that people can still use. I find it hard to believe that the blocking of the pirate bay has had that much of an impact in the amount of illegal downloading.

As for bandwidth throttling, well on their 100 Mb package VM throttle you once you have downloaded 20 GB in a 2 hour period. They throttle your bandwidth to 50 Mb, for a 4 or 5 hour period before restoring your bandwidth. I am unsure about the other providers but I do believe that they do throttle your bandwidth.
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19 Jul 2012   #1908
Big Tom

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul1360 View Post
Big Tom,
Over the pond it look's like only 1 isp has started trials on docsis 3.0 and so there's not much information about yet. I can see from a speed table on this that it can deliver a high speed.
iechyd da
if he price is not too much, I'd say give it a try. My home network is a lot more consistent now, I love it.
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20 Jul 2012   #1909
Paul1360

Win 8.1 Ultimate and Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

Big Tom,
No in my area and it's only a small trial.
iechyd da
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20 Jul 2012   #1910
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Speed over 3G coverage ... Better than my broadband!!


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