Re: Usenet unusable on Plusnet
- From: fred <not@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 05:17:52 GMT
In article <qpbjk1hhobamrl0n4hq5a2dhrj5gqdmf8s@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Peter
M <us-mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes
>On 09 Oct 2005 22:31 GMT, fred <not@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>As I posted in that thread, I have done my best to meet the word and
>>spirit of their FUP but (reading between the lines) it appears that
>>they view EN users as some of their service abusers and have applied
>>a blanket throttle which I regard as unreasonable.
>*service abusers* is a bit strong, isn't it ?
That's not my view, that's how I perceive they view EN & other premium
news service users, after all, a reasonable provider wouldn't throttle traffic
to anyone but a budget cost customer or a service abuser, would they ;-?
> Certainly I'm no fan of
>the traffic shaping (which affects BB Plus accounts considerably, too)
>but it isn't just EasyNews users, all who have use of external servers
>are suffering this 'bronze' (best effort) traffic calming, whether the
>service offers only text or both text and binaries. I see the answers
>to complaints about slow news service speeds on PN are along the lines
>of "once the quota is in place, and 'silver' priority is available for
>PN news, everyone should be happy" which would be OK, if one only used
>their news service, but not for people making use of other services!
>However, I suspect the number of Usenet users is a small portion given
>the limited coverage within magazines, so the majority of users cannot
>give two hoots about whether it is being 'calmed' (or really, they may
>give a hoot, if anything else gets slowed down :-) Peter M.
It's the previous lack of honesty that bothers me, complaints of poor speed
backed up with EN speed test results have been met with requests to
submit BT's or PN's speed test results when they know that the poor EN
results are a result of their own shaping which will not show up on their
And this is on the Premier service.