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#225418 17-Nov-2017 17:53
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So I just got this email from Skinny, whome I have ‘home broadband’ from ($52/100Gb)

Hi Neil,
WE'RE UPDATING OUR WIRELESS BROADBAND TRAFFIC RULES.

Broadband works a bit like traffic on the roads. Mostly it runs just fine, but it can slow down a bit during busy times. So we're changing things to help everyone enjoy the same experience with Skinny Wireless Broadband.
WHAT WILL IT MEAN FOR YOU?

Most people won't notice any difference. Some people might get a speed increase, whereas others who download a tonne at busy times might notice things slowing down a bit. Ultimately, it's all about making things fair for everyone.
WE'VE UPDATED OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

These changes will kick in from 20 December 2017 and will be reflected in our updated Terms and Conditions, which you can read at skinny.co.nz/terms

Thanks,
The Skinny Broadband team


The link then leads to a massive 20+ page T&C document with no indication of what exactly the ‘updated’ terms even ARE?

@livingskinny please could you explain what may have changed in less than 1000 words?

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  #1903393 17-Nov-2017 18:03
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This seems to be the same changes done on the spark side for Wireless BB.

 

 

 

basically as has been mentioned in your quote.

 

Traffic management where required in extreme cases.

 

 

 

Expected impact is the likes of 4K content dropping to HD which doesnt seem all too bad.





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  #1903395 17-Nov-2017 18:09
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All good as I only do HD myself anyway... and might have an improved experience too!

Just would be nice if they said explicitly HOW they will limit as (of course) our NFlix/youtube/neon/Lightbox youtube does spike in the evening when SWMBO is streaming music, the boys are watching DinoTrux and I’m sometimes on YouTube or NFlix myself too.

At what point will I trigger traffic limiting and when will I be ‘accidentally’ breaking some obscure T&C condition?

 
 
 
 


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  #1903396 17-Nov-2017 18:12
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Doesn't look like the changes have been posted yet - "Updated 16 Jan 2017".

 

 





 


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  #1903407 17-Nov-2017 18:53
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PhantomNVD: All good as I only do HD myself anyway... and might have an improved experience too!

Just would be nice if they said explicitly HOW they will limit as (of course) our NFlix/youtube/neon/Lightbox youtube does spike in the evening when SWMBO is streaming music, the boys are watching DinoTrux and I’m sometimes on YouTube or NFlix myself too.

At what point will I trigger traffic limiting and when will I be ‘accidentally’ breaking some obscure T&C condition?

 

 

 

Capacity is something the team is pretty quick on, i know there are a ton of sites going live in expectation of Christmas, often these are positioned to target a constrained area.

 

As i understand it it's intended only at the most peak time and ideally expected to Share airspace more than shape you to buggery

 

 

 

 





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