read your ISP's terms & conditions

yogi

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If any of you see something like the below in your terms and conditions, expect an implicit download cap in the form of decrease in speed when you exceed the cap. The moral of the story - ALWAYS check the terms and conditions of an ISP before you go for them - even if they claim to not have a cap when you ask them.----->Reasonable Use Policy (“RUP”)Limitation of Broadband ServicesBroadband Pacenet Internet Services has deployed certain technologies into its Network Operating Center that track the utilization of the Internet bandwidth of each end-user subscriber. These technologies are designed to ensure equal Internet access for all end-user subscribers.The Broadband Pacenet unlimited usage plan is designed and priced for individual residential access of a non-commercial nature. It is designed to provide the “reasonable” user with download at speeds as per the rate-plan chosen by the user. Therefore, Broadband Pacenet’s RUP establishes an equitable balance in Internet access for end-users regardless of the end-user’s frequency of use or volume of traffic. Broadband Pacenet’s technologies have the ability to identify, in real-time, excessive consumption of bandwidth on a per end-user basis and correct it by temporarily reducing the throughput of the specific end-user that is excessively consuming bandwidth on the network. Once an end-user is identified as excessively using bandwidth, its individual throughput speed will begin to be reduced downward to a preset minimum. Once the end-user reduces its throughput and the Broadband Pacenet technologies observe the end-user’s usage of the bandwidth returning to RUP levels, the throughput limitations are progressively lifted over a period of time. This period of time is dependent on the total size and time period of the initial consumption that caused the reduction. Broadband Pacenet’s RUP has been designed to give end-users an above average surfing experience that far exceeds the typical end-user’s needs. Additionally, the RUP ensures that the end-users all experience fair and equal access to the benefits of a satellite delivered broadband Internet access service. The RUP prevents the network from being congested by a handful of end-user’s activities. End-users that maintain an average daily usage of up to a resonable amount per day should not notice any throughput limitation. However, end-users that continually download large files, such as complete operating systems (e.g. Linux), should experience throughput limitations on a pro-rata basis over time until their average utilization returns to the levels expected from an individual residential user. The Broadband Pacenet RUP will still allow for large consumers of bandwidth to complete the download of their data. However, this type of end-user will experience throughput speed reductions until such time that their usage conforms to average usage patterns.Broadband Pacenet reserves the rights to adjust download limitations as required to assure all users of equal access to the provided high-speed download service. The current RUP is based on cumulative usage over the previous 30-day period.
 

max

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good one. But I dont think reliance powersurfer (my isp) has anything like that.... besides I get only 6-7KBps speeds on my connection :(
 

yogi

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@Max but that is the maximum you will get with a 64 kbps connection anyway.64/8= 8 kBps. Which is roughly 25 MB per hour.
 


max

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dude 6KBps = 48Kbps and 7KBps = 56Kbps which sucks. I used to get full 7KBps on my dial up connection. This so called "Hi Speed" connection hasn't made much of a difference except that I got a static IP (by paying 1000 bucks) and 24hr connectivity otherwise everything is the same...
 

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