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Confused- Plusnets definitions of what's what

turkishdelight
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Registered: 05-05-2010

Confused- Plusnets definitions of what's what

Sorry for the stupid questions, but I'm struggling to decide whether to upgrade and to what. Embarrassed
The one thing I really don't want is to be any slower, but I can't figure out what will actually make me slower.
What does constitute a download site/server?
Is it just the list on this page https://portal.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/download_servers.shtml
Or does it mean..... well everything. Ebay, Wiki, forums etc.  Undecided
I had a look at what we've been using and it says we are 73% web, 24% streaming, and 3% other, so I just have no idea.  Embarrassed
Thanks in advance for any help.  Smiley
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pierre_pierre
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Confused- Plusnets definitions of what's what

most of the throttled sites are listed at the lower end of your link, the oddball one is Akamai, there are some well known companies there, some PN give a signature to the so that they are not throttled.  but some like Microsoft and Apple are
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Re: Confused- Plusnets definitions of what's what

What account are you on currently and which account are you considering?
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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