15-02-2011 17h27 - edited 15-02-2011 17h50
The current allowance for Infinity Option 2 is stated as 300 GB per month before FUP is applied.
I have read on this forum and others about “The current allowance for Infinity Option 2 is stated as 300 GB per month before FUP is applied”. I have checked on BT infinity option 2 site and I cannot find this anywhere.
I am on O2 broadband at the moment and was considering transferring to Infinity Option 2, but I need to find out about the 300 Gb limit. Can someone advise if where to look to find this out.
on 15-02-2011 17h34
There is no BT Infinity Option 3
15-02-2011 18h26 - edited 15-02-2011 22h36
I have 2 questions regarding BT's Infinity Option 2 unlimited*
1.The current allowance for Infinity Option 2 is stated as 300 GB per month before FUP is applied. Is this 300 GB allowance for downloads only or is it for downloads plus uploads ?
Downloads and uploads both count.
2. BT apply speed restrictions to all P2P traffic, what is BT's policy regarding Newsgroups if downloading or uploading to Newsgroups will my speeds be restricted in any way ?
Newsgroups from where ?
BTs newsfeed (outsourced from Giganews - news.btinternet.com) used to be limited to 3 simultaneous connections of approx 64Kbps each, at all times. I've not checked recently if this is still the case, and I don't currently use any newsfeeds other than the BT/Giganews one.
Newsgroups as in usenet news service providers who charge a monthly subscription for you to use their binary news servers unconnected and independent from any BT newsfeeds. ie: Astraweb, Giganews, NewsDemon, Newshosting, etc,
these news service providers offer unlimited download speeds, multi simultaneous connections, and SSL encryption, I was asking if they are treated in the same way as P2P traffic, eg: you are within your 300 GB download allowance, you decide to download from a Newsgroup during the BT peak period, is your download speed restricted ?
going by the responses in this thread the speeds from newsgroups will be capped the same way P2P speeds are capped
on 15-02-2011 22h47
on 15-02-2011 22h58
on 15-02-2011 23h02
I'm with Astraweb, great retention, low prices but no VPN services available. I guess that's part of why Giganews is so expensive, they have a VPN service included.
on 16-02-2011 9h50
on 16-02-2011 10h57
I spoke to someone elsewhere who says their giganews connection is not throttled at all!
I am not really that fussed SABNZBD has the scheduling capable so that I can do what I need to do outside of peak anyway.
Doesn't matter even if you download at offpeak hrs... the FUP will kick in after you have reached your monthly limit..
on 16-02-2011 11h00
true, as I understand it the 300 GB allowance per month isn't time based, there's no peak or off-peak where the 300 GB is concerened, once you hit 300 GB your download speeds are capped down to 1 Mbit for the next 30 days during peak periods. if you use Usenet it's pretty easy to hit 300 GB in a month.