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Gadget show article on ISPs and "fair usage policy"

Ian Orford Avatar
8y, 4w agoPosted 8 years, 4 weeks ago
This week's gadget show said that Sky Broadband are now offering an unlimited service with no "fair usage policy". As with most gadget show articles, it was dumbed down. There was no mention of the latest ISP trick of traffic shaping.

Does anyone know if Sky implements shaping? If not, their max package for £10 per month looks like a great deal.

Anyone have any good or bad experience?
Ian Orford Avatar
8y, 4w agoPosted 8 years, 4 weeks ago
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#1
all they will do is reduce your bandwidth during peak times to allow other users to get a fair speed if you are constantly downloading, nothing harmful really. been with virgin media for over a year now and they havent reduced mine so i think it might be a scare tactic, also never gone down with VM either.
#2
I am with Sky and on the £5 a month and download alot, around about 30-40G a month.
Not really had a problem with them
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bigweapon07;3375729
all they will do is reduce your bandwidth during peak times to allow other users to get a fair speed if you are constantly downloading, nothing harmful really. been with virgin media for over a year now and they havent reduced mine so i think it might be a scare tactic, also never gone down with VM either.

Did you read the OP?

Anyway, SKY MAX has no fair usage policy so is the only major ISP with real 'unlimited downloads'.
#4
Yeh but skys up to 16 meg is really 8 meg.
#5
bigweapon07
all they will do is reduce your bandwidth during peak times to allow other users to get a fair speed if you are constantly downloading, nothing harmful really. been with virgin media for over a year now and they havent reduced mine so i think it might be a scare tactic, also never gone down with VM either.


They can't do this otherwise they are breaching their terms and conditions. They are stepping forward saying they are now Unlimited... so if it turns out they are doing anything shifty, I can see a rather big lawsuit heading their way.
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csiman
Did you read the OP?

Anyway, SKY MAX has no fair usage policy so is the only major ISP with real 'unlimited downloads'.


Zen somehow aren't a major ISP now? Or any of the other ISPs offering proper unlimited services? The truly unlimited ones are generally marketed as buisness services but they're just normal ADSL.

In fact, I'm not sure sky could be called a major ISP themselves as they only offer their service to their TV customers.

milesy29
They can't do this otherwise they are breaching their terms and conditions. They are stepping forward saying they are now Unlimited... so if it turns out they are doing anything shifty, I can see a rather big lawsuit heading their way.


Yup, Unlimited is without limits whether those are amount limits or speed limits.


Kitz doesn't have any traffic shaping listed for sky: http://www.kitz.co.uk/isp/caps.htm

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