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NTL 10meg allowance changing from 75Gb to unlimited

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by 5tephen, 5 May 2006.

  1. 5tephen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Oct 2003

    Posts: 1,520

    Don't think I've exceeded it, but yay nonetheless :)
    Can't find any other source (haven't looked that hard mind you) but I got an email from ntl 30 mins ago indicating that the usage allowance limit for 10 meg is being removed :)
     
  2. Dark_Angel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 May 2005

    Posts: 12,637

    asking on behalf of a friend, since I am on 10MB also, but is the 2MB service been upgraded in speed yet?
     
  3. JonnyGLC

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 3,125

    Location: Manchester

    No it gets the upgrade to 4mb on June 1st apparantly. :)
     
  4. Jabbs

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 7,721

    Location: Rugeley

    Wish they would bring ntl over to my road, i had enouh of the max dsl rubbish how does ntl work, do u get the full 10 meg speed ?
     
  5. JonnyGLC

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 3,125

    Location: Manchester

    I don't, i hardly ever ever get over 500kb/s, and that's with a download manager using multiple connections. With a single connection using the firefox downloader i rarely see above 400kb/s :(
     
  6. Jabbs

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 7,721

    Location: Rugeley

    Thats more due to he net though i would think, most of the time i have trouble getting it to max out the 3 meg i get on max.
     
  7. JonnyGLC

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 3,125

    Location: Manchester

    I get 1050kb/s from Blueyonder FTP which is the fastest i've seen it yet and the only time i've ever seen it even near 1000kb/s.
     
  8. Phemo

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 May 2004

    Posts: 5,563

    Location: Portsmouth

    My NTL is pretty good. During the evenings my speeds tend to drop down to 600/700KB/sec but in late evenings and overnight/early morning I easily max out at 1250KB/sec.
     
  9. daven1986

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Oct 2005

    Posts: 3,310

    im on the plusnet 8mb service and i get 800k easily! although am changing to 24mb next month (unlimited!!!) - oh yeahhhhhh!

    daven
     
  10. 3dcandy

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Jun 2003

    Posts: 4,370

    Location: Rugeley

    just got BT's 8 meg thingy...not too bad at moment!
     
  11. magga

    Associate

    Joined: 15 Mar 2005

    Posts: 47

    Im on NTL 10meg and often see 1200-1300Kb/Sec
     
  12. RichieUK

    Hitman

    Joined: 9 Jul 2004

    Posts: 620

    Location: Darlington

    It's good that they're removing the cap but they will be introducing traffic shaping to their network in the near future :( :mad:
     
  13. Dave2150

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,674

    Location: Wales

    Where did you hear this?

    There was mention of traffic shaping on their website, but this was removed within a day after the cableforum spotted it and brought it to public attention.
     
  14. RichieUK

    Hitman

    Joined: 9 Jul 2004

    Posts: 620

    Location: Darlington


    I can't find the thread on CableForum now. Although NTL removed the traffic shaping information from their site, people have said NTL/Telewest have already purchased traffic shaping hardware. I wouldn't of thought they'd buy it then not implement it because a thread was made about it and a few people got angry.

    http://www.cableforum.co.uk/article/249/ntl-u-turn-on-traffic-shaping-for-now

    There's a bit more info there... it seems inevitable
     
  15. afraser2k

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,515

    Location: Glasgow

    I expect traffic shaping sometime in the summer now thanks to this move, there's no way the NTL network could cope with true unlimited 10Mb. The only place I seem to get full speed is on FilePlanet using their download manager with everywhere else averaging about 100-200kb/s.
     
  16. Tican

    Soldato

    Joined: 14 Apr 2003

    Posts: 5,707

    Location: Leicester

    Most places where I download i get 800kb/s as a minimum :confused:
     
  17. 5tephen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Oct 2003

    Posts: 1,520

    That is very true actually, I never thought about that :( There is indeed no way they could cope.
    I, as I said in my first post, do not ever reach my 75 Gb each month but the stuff that I do download, it's maxed at 1200-odd kb/s and I'd rather have flat-out limited downloads than unlimited but shaped traffic.