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  Reply # 325762 2-May-2010 12:05
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mlee0326: Between 2am-9am (off-peak hours), i used to top 2.0mb/s on torrent if there are good seeds etc since I live 30 metres away from the roadside cabinet. Until, from 3 days ago, torrent speeds have reduced significantly down to 250~300 kb/s. I read posts here and I assume this has got to do with the Big Time traffic management, but don't you guys think 2mb/s -> 250 kb/s is just too radical a change?
I mean, come on.. 2000 -> 250 = traffic management? seriously?


I'm afraid it can't be anything else.... over a period of weeks, repeatedly Telecom advised me it was due to a technical issue and I stuck with it awaiting a solution... however although my <100kb/s connection recently improved to around 250kb/s, out of morbid curiosity (I don't actually do that much "downloading" per se) I implemented the very highly documented (online) work-around for HTTP downloads on BigTime... I didn't really expect that it would work, wanting to believe the advice I'd been given in the past by Telecom about it being a technical issue... however it appears I was simply lied to by Telecom because with the workaround implemented my http download speeds are back up to the circa 800kb/s that they were at prior to the recent "troubles" starting.

In my simple mind, surely if there were technical problems it would affect any/all international traffic... the fact it's possible to bypass it must surely mean it can ONLY be traffic management...

I reckon it's surely here to stay and although 250kb/s is far better for the line of work I'm in, there's still a considerable delay in http/https browsing, FTP, VPN and Remote Desktop Connections that I didn't experience prior to the recent "troubles".

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  Reply # 334914 26-May-2010 09:16
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yeah i think they should just turn this on at night so i can download faster because now i only get like 250 max i only download about 5 things a week but when i download then i need to download them quickly as i only have a little time on the computer a week

i help people on remote desktop using team viewer and its quite slow most of the time so i can do my work

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 335224 26-May-2010 20:40
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I guess as BigTime is now being shelved... the problems will all now be resolved... yeah right.

NZ is so backwards in terms of Broadband Plans!

Monthly download limits?  Pathetic!

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  Reply # 335282 26-May-2010 22:15
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thedtb: I guess as BigTime is now being shelved... the problems will all now be resolved... yeah right.

NZ is so backwards in terms of Broadband Plans!

Monthly download limits?  Pathetic!



Its bad. But I remember starting out on Xtra ( Telecom ) with 256kbps / 128 and 1gb a month.


That was painful.

Didnt help when they upgraded it to 2mbps / 128kbps because only made us use the 1gb faster.

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  Reply # 335390 27-May-2010 09:48
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thedtb: NZ is so backwards in terms of Broadband Plans!

Monthly download limits?  Pathetic!



Agree BB plans are not great, and are out of touch with current usage of average users.

Bandwidth caps wont be removed anytime soon, At present with the state of Bandwidth in NZ, the restricted nature of the International links and the fact that 85% of our content is sourced from overseas, we will only see two types of plans for the time being, Pay per GB and Download Caps. Unlimited Bandwidth is unrealistic and unsustainable in the current environment.




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