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  Reply # 205108 3-Apr-2009 12:40
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magu: I have Orcon ADSL2+ at home and Telstra's VDSL service in the office. For the same amount of money, Telstra's service is faster AND not shaped.



So saying that $120 a month doesn't cover for the costs, I beg to differ. I do not want 10Mbit/s at home. Just the same amount of service that was provided before the new traffic shaping equipment was put in. It made me much happier then.



I am proud to be with Orcon for their openness with their practices, but I don't like being throttled that badly.




I agree with you I also pay $120 a month and pay for every Gb used, I should be able to use my data for whatever I like. Btw I don't think anyone can get VDSL at a private address yet

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  Reply # 209232 25-Apr-2009 14:07
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Here's the latest version of Ubuntu being downloaded over HTTP:






and here's the same file being downloaded over BitTorrent:






I have no problem with traffic shaping it it must come to that, but this amount of shaping is disgusting.


Worse still, I asked Duncan Blair (@Orcon on Twitter) about it a few days ago and he seemed to know nothing about it. Ultimate transparency.


magu: So saying that $120 a month doesn't cover for the costs, I beg to differ. I do not want 10Mbit/s at home. Just the same amount of service that was provided before the new traffic shaping equipment was put in.



I'm in complete agreement, I was very happy with my Orcon connection until I noticed this shaping a few days ago.



kerrin: Based on my experiance, XNET are a great example of what happens when you don't prioritise traffic.



Xnet are a great example of what happens when you don't upgrade capacity to support increased demand.





 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 209300 25-Apr-2009 19:19
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Peppery: Here's the latest version of Ubuntu being downloaded over HTTP:

and here's the same file being downloaded over BitTorrent:







For comparison...



On Telstra PDQ 7pm on a Saturday, gettting my max line speed pretty much (my area isn't cabineted yet)...

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