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BT accused of iPlayer throttling

Discussion in 'News' started by UKDarkstar, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. UKDarkstar
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    BT accused of iPlayer throttling



    Britain's biggest broadband supplier has been accused of limiting download speeds on its cheapest package without giving users a clear warning.

    BT Broadband cuts the speed users can watch video services like the BBC iPlayer and YouTube at peak times.

    A customer who has signed on to an up to 8 megabit per second (MBPS) package can have speed cut to below 1Mbps.

    A BT spokesman said the firm managed bandwidth "in order to optimise the experience for all customers".


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    1. danielno8
      danielno8
      they're not the only ones *virgin media*
    2. NWDaddy
      NWDaddy
      It would suit them better if they planned and build their infrastructure to handle the services they sell, rather than throttling people when the infrastructure can't cope.

      and whilst I'm on the subject .. IF YOU THROTTLE BANDWIDTH DURING PEAK TIMES (BASED ON HOW MUCH PEOPLE HAVE DOWNLOADED) THEN IT'S NOT AN UNLIMITED SERVICE.

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