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Should PN block Silver and Bronze traffic at Peak Times

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Should PN block Silver and Bronze traffic at Peak Times

The subject says it all.

If this one thing would make it so web/http and e-mail on BB+ and Premier worked better ... would you agree PN should do this?

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Should PN block Silver and Bronze traffic at Peak Times

no they shouldnt, they should just sort their problems out and get it back to what it was or they are going to go out of business because so many people will leave.
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Re: Should PN block Silver and Bronze traffic at Peak Times

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The subject says it all.

If this one thing would make it so web/http and e-mail on BB+ and Premier worked better ... would you agree PN should do this?

SW.


I thought they already did. Cheesy
gswindale
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Should PN block Silver and Bronze traffic at Peak Times

no - there should be no traffic shaping in place, but a more realistic FUP based on their capacity.

I'm not interesting in VOD or on-line gaming - if I want a video, I'll turn my TV on and the games I play don't tend to have on-line capabilities (Train Sim for instance). I believe that these services should be classed as rust and throttled to a max, whilst P2P services such as BitTorrent should be highly prioritised to allow those of us who like to try different versions of Linux etc out as and when we like.

The shaping system is suspect anyway as Sky Anytime (VOD) uses P2P technology to speed up downloads, so how do Plus treat that - is it P2P (technology behind it) or is it VOD?
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Should PN block Silver and Bronze traffic at Peak Times

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The shaping system is suspect anyway as Sky Anytime (VOD) uses P2P technology to speed up downloads, so how do Plus treat that - is it P2P (technology behind it) or is it VOD?


I think the main reason Sky Anytime uses P2P is nothing to do with speeding it up, but rather saving Sky from the cost of having servers with sufficient capacity to meet the demands. Neat trick - push the costs on to ISPs and the end users (don't forget uploads are counted by Plusnet).
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