Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Regulation helps consumers. After begin slammed by UK's ASA (see "UK: Traffic Management Makes "Unlimited Service" Limited" - here), Virgin Media is changing its traffic management policies.
"We’ve made it more flexible and responsive. If you’re on one of these tiers and enter traffic management, the speed reduction could apply for as little as an hour provided you reduce your downloads or uploads. Also, speed is only reduced for the direction a threshold is exceeded – if you exceed your threshold with downloads, your speed will only be reduced for downloading .. In addition to this we also apply a temporary speed limit to all peer-to-peer and Newsgroup traffic during peak times to ensure that they do not slow the network down for everyone".
See "Your guide to traffic management - 30Mb or Higher" - here.