Re: PlusNet Speed results
I am on the £14.99 a month package (not the pay and go one).
I hear they throttle the P2P but I do not use those anyway so
> its not an issue for me.
I've not used peer-to-peer in the (several years) online on ADSL
but did sometimes want to download from binaries newsgroups (the
majority of files were under 10 MB - jazz tracks as MP3s) though
the speed of that has been especially disappointing on Broadband
Plus - it was slow from the time I started on the account around
six months ago, at 15 kB/s daytime and perhaps double that until
October, but then went down to being practically unusable. When
I enquired, Plus.Net's reply was that access to binaries was not
guaranteed but 'possible' (whereas when I signed up, they had no
mention of Usenet and still, as far as I know, have mostly given
restrictions only about 'heavy downloading' without mentioning a
thing about access to newsgroups only being usable if you happen
to use a text-only news service (and their 'at a glance' servers
page still doesn't mention text.usenet.plus.net which you will
need to use for a reasonable response, else you'll think that it
is a dead server if you have to wait 15 seconds for each body to
be downloaded once you've chosen to view it... or if you d/l all
bodies, you'd best go cook a three-course dinner to give it time
to catch up with the bodies!).... Oh yes, here's the text for a
BB Plus account - see how it (fails to) say Usenet is 'calmed':
"With Broadband Plus you get a great-value broadband experience
that's perfect for web surfing and email. Broadband Plus is not
suitable for data-intensive applications such as file-sharing and
Straight off the product page. As you might have guessed, Beck,
I've been seeing it getting slower and slower. I wish you well,
and so long as you never come into the category of 'heavy user'
all should be well. I've downloaded about 1.5 GB in the past
10 days, but now finding speeds so low that streaming fails,
and my update to MS Windows Media Player stalled part way into
the second file of 8 that had to be downloaded. I have been one
of the heavier users in the last quarter of 2005, but soon I will
be off to pastures new, maybe Clara's off-peak service... Peter M.
- Re: New "CSO Resound" release - Bruckner 7th , Bernard Haitink
... His Chicago Mahler 3rd was in one of the binaries newsgroups, ... lossless one. ... deleted the download. ...
- Re: way OT: thrashing swap file in W2K
... been running slower and slower. ... It just took nearly a minute to download a 2K message -- but is now running ... How much RAM do you have? ... I use Spybot S&D and AdAware to look for spyware. ...
- Re: Unfair terms in contract.
... >> then their connecion speed will be throttles to just 25% of what they ... >> Would this be considered an unfair term? ... It could lead you to ask why, if you download 3gb up to ... In fact, if the time up to midnight is the time most convenient for the heavy user to carry out their usage, this doesn't actually stop them at all from downloading 3gb per night, during the hours of peak time usage, every night and has no particular impact on them once they have gone to bed for the night, therefore doesn't particularly help the other users that they say they are trying to help. ...
- Re: Here comes WinXP SP2
... IE is a bit slower. ... >> subscribers for separate download and for all others via the Windows ... >> Update facility. ... > Mike Swaim ...
- Re: OT Internet wars
... really means "we're charging you an arm and a leg for Internet access and ... you get throttled down to less-than-dialup speeds ... outbound speed is much slower than the maximum _possible_ download speed). ...