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How Neutral Is the Net

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How Neutral Is the Net

Dave spotted this the other day.  It's quite interesting:
http://netneutralitymap.org/
http://torrentfreak.com/is-your-isp-messing-with-bittorrent-traffic-find-out-140123/
For Plusnet, it suggests that out of 69 tests, 10 were seen to be shaped, which is interesting.  Bittorrent traffic is in our lower priority queues, so will be shaped to give lower priority to other traffic if your line (or our platform) is maxed.  Many of our older packages, and the Essentials package include rate limits on Bittorrent as well, so we'd definitely see some shaping on the results.
Based on that, I'm taking this as a positive view of how we're handling capacity.
What do you guys think?
Kelly Dorset
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Re: How Neutral Is the Net

Kelly - select BitTorrent from the drop down on the left before clicking GB on the map!
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PLUSNET PlusNet PLC 49 7 14.3%
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: How Neutral Is the Net

Looking at the raw data for PN:
BitTorrent -  Total Tests: 49, Shaped 7 (Percentage 14.289%)
HTTP - Total Tests 9, Shaped 2 (Percentage 22.219%)
Flash Video - Total Tests: 7, Shaped 1 (Percentage 14.289%)
NNTP: - Total Tests: 2, Shaped 0 (Percentage 0.000%)
SSH Transfer - Total Tests: 1, Shaped 0 (Percentage 0.000%)
POP - Total Tests: 1, Shaped 0 (Percentage 0.000%)
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Re: How Neutral Is the Net

Quote from: jelv
Kelly - select BitTorrent from the drop down on the left before clicking GB on the map!
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PLUSNET PlusNet PLC 49 7 14.3%


Ooh, didn't spot that.  Doesn't actually change result much though!
Kelly Dorset
Broadband Service Manager