kaiuk wrote:I'm with virgin media and it's pretty good now that the over utilisation issue has been resolved. They do have a policy though about using P2P (bittorrent) during peak times. If you are downloading large amounts during the evenings then they will throttle it (reduce your bandwidth).
Although it means unlimited use doesn't mean unlimited, i actually support this policy because if everyone in the same street started torrenting at the same time, everyone at that exchange would have unusable internet speeds!
I'm afraid, I hold a different view from yours. While it's true that too many power users connecting at the same time and hogging the bandwidth could impact an exchange, I suppose, the ISP must appropriately upgrade their equipment and buy more bandwidth to cater to all their customers.
I mean they should provide promised bandwidth at all times, particularly during peak times. If I paid for it, I'm entitled to get it. Imagine people watching a high-octane, football match live streaming at a peak time or a cricket match, scheduled at peak times, they can't deny me my share of bandwidth.
Unfortunately, all ISPs kick out their subscribers after sometime at rush hour.