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Throttled line rates

aedwards
Dabbler
Posts: 24
Registered: 02-08-2007

Throttled line rates

First of all, what's happened to the table that shows the rate different services are throttled to at different times?  All I can find now is a stupid table with one, two or three stars, which tells you nothing.
Assuming it still exists, is there one for the FTTC connections?  Usenet seems to be throttled into non-existence 24x7 on my line at the moment, so I want to see what I should be getting before I start complaining.
Thanks.
Alan.
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aedwards
Dabbler
Posts: 24
Registered: 02-08-2007

Re: Throttled line rates

Actually I take it back, it's just gone from 64KB/s to 4.1MB/s  Smiley
I could still do with the table that shows the expected speeds at different times, though.  Came in handy at times.
Alan.
phil4
Grafter
Posts: 244
Registered: 13-12-2007

Re: Throttled line rates

You want this for download: http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/download_speeds.shtml
And this for upload http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/upload_speeds.shtml

As an aside, simply amazed by the number of people on PN that a) use usenet and b) need it to be fast.  Back when I did use usenet it was over a 2400baud modem, cost me the price of the phone call, and I thought it worked acceptably quickly then.  Just a comment, not a question.
aedwards
Dabbler
Posts: 24
Registered: 02-08-2007

Re: Throttled line rates

Quote from: phil4
You want this for download: http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/download_speeds.shtml
And this for upload http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/upload_speeds.shtml

Yes that's the one, thanks for that.  I was getting line speed all the time when the FTTC line first went live, the manual tweak to fix my profile must have bypassed the limiter somehow.
Quote from: phil4
As an aside, simply amazed by the number of people on PN that a) use usenet and b) need it to be fast.  Back when I did use usenet it was over a 2400baud modem, cost me the price of the phone call, and I thought it worked acceptably quickly then.  Just a comment, not a question.

Yep, it's still big business.  Giganews has basically stopped throwing anything away, and have over 9 petabytes of disc space and 1000 days binary retention.
Alan.