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Author Topic: Changing My ISP is it all a waste of time?  (Read 2034 times)


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Changing My ISP is it all a waste of time?
« on: December 11, 2007, 07:29:23 PM »

OK here is my predicament I used to have AOL and my download speeds what ever part of the day were amazing.

I changed to BT and the speeds are really good in the morning and really slow in the evening. Iíve spoke to a number of people on here and given out my speed results and been told that the speeds are slow in the evenings because BT Capp there internet I use Peer2Peer like channel 4 software which lets you download shows and Sky which lets you download films but in the evenings its really slow and can only just get a connection.

So I have found out sky do not cap there internet but when I phoned up BT for my MAC code they told me that BT do not cap there internet and if I moved to another ISP I would be in the same boat.

is this true and the change over would be a waste of time?


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Re: Changing My ISP is it all a waste of time?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007, 08:06:25 PM »

Ive just replied to one of your other posts and didnt see this one first.

Whilst BT do not officially cap - they are indeed throttling connections during peak time.  From what Ive seen its on most protocols and not just p2p :(

Sky...   well although they arent capping or throttling like BT are doing, Im not too sure if some sky exchanges are perhaps reaching saturation.

You may well be ok on sky - many are..  but after observation of a sky connection on my own exchange I'm not too sure what the future has in store.

I could be being pessimistic... but many will recall that this exchange was the first exchange in the UK which BT admitted suffered from exchange congestion..  and has always had a bit of a problem...  hence why I wonder whats going to happen in the future.

If you are in a position to migrate with a MAC, then if I were you I'd look at ISPs that have a one month contract.. then if things do go wrong at least you can get out and move on elsewhere.
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