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Is there still traffic prioritisation on the latest Unlimited Broadband product?

OnFire
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Registered: 15-06-2013

Is there still traffic prioritisation on the latest Unlimited Broadband product?

Unlimited Broadband is described here as "Totally Unlimited":
http://www.plus.net/home-broadband/
And yet here, it talks of traffic prioritisation, which I thought OFCOM did not allow to be described as "Totally Unlimited":
http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/traffic_management.shtml
Huh
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Re: Is there still traffic prioritisation on the latest Unlimited Broadband product?

Traffic prioritisation is still used as far as I know on unlimited.
This is often confused and totally different to traffic shaping - your speeds are not restricted (or limited) in any way with the prioritisation. Your connection *should* always run at its maximum capable speed but if you were downloading at the same time as watching a HD stream, the HD stream would have priority over the download. The sum of both speeds should still be the same as your line speed.
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Re: Is there still traffic prioritisation on the latest Unlimited Broadband product?

here's a blog about it https://community.plus.net/blog/2012/12/21/its-unlimited-why-is-it-still-traffic-managed/

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OnFire
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Re: Is there still traffic prioritisation on the latest Unlimited Broadband product?

Many thanks