How does fair usage policy affect me if i change to an uncapped package? Does my speed get limited?

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asked Mar 14, 2017 in ADSL by r4yz0r (250 points)

3 Answers

+2 votes

Premium Uncapped products will deliver premium real time services even when shaping is applied, no matter what time of the day or how much bandwidth you've moved. Home Uncapped accounts can be throttled (line throughput is restricted on all services) as well as shaped at times of high network demand. Throttling is only applied when a user has exceeded a set threshold (based on a 30 day rolling window).

answered Mar 14, 2017 by XBearerZA (700 points)
+1 vote
The speed of some services will get shaped after you go beyond the FUP bandwidth limit, so specific traffic like P2P will slow down, but not all traffic, games and html are some services which do not get shaped. So no you do not get throttled only partly shaped.
answered Mar 14, 2017 by Mordock (310 points)
+7 votes
  • Hi there:)

  • Home Uncapped Packages have a threshold (based on a 30 day rolling window) after which speeds could be subject to shaping and throttling based on network demand. Premium and Priority Uncapped Packages may also be subject to shaping when demand on the network is high. Our aim is to apply as little (or no) shaping or throttling to our Uncapped accounts, where network resources allow. In the case of increases in demand, throttling and shaping will be applied to Home Uncapped accounts first, then shaping to Premium Uncapped accounts. Shaping will only be applied to Priority Uncapped accounts in cases of extreme network congestion.
  • Home Uncapped Packages are subject to throttling only when a user has reached their monthly threshold. Throttling is only applied during peak demand periods, when required, to manage overall network demand. Users who have exceeded their threshold will experience unthrottled speeds during off-peak hoursPremium Uncapped Packages are not subject to throttling or monthly thresholds, and will enjoy full speed real-time services under all normal circumstances, but may be subject to shaping of downloads only if the network is under strain. Priority Uncapped Packages are not generally shaped, but can be subject to shaping, should the network experience high levels of demand. Priority Uncapped accounts also have a user controllable feature via ClientZone to prioritise non-P2P traffic on their account to ensure mission-critical services always get the highest priority.
  • Home, Premium and Priority Uncapped users will be able to access significant amounts of data, regardless of whether shaping or throttling is applied (as per 1 and 2). For examples of the amount of usage possible, visit the Afrihost Uncapped Leaderboard.
  • Monthly Thresholds:
    • 1 Mbps: 20GB
    • 2 Mbps: 40GB
    • 4 Mbps: 80GB
    • 5 Mbps: 80GB
    • 8 Mbps: 100GB
    • 10 Mbps: 120GB
    • 20 Mbps: 200GB
    • 40 Mbps: 250GB
    • 50 Mbps: 250GB
    • 100 Mbps: 300GB
    • 1000 Mbps: 1000GB
  • If there is any other information you need please let us know.
answered Mar 16, 2017 by nikinix (25,470 points)