Virgin Media tightens throttle on hardcore hogs • The Register: "Virgin Media's spokesman added that it was being "very generous" with the amount of bandwidth it was allowing heavy users to access before applying throttling to those customers. He also told us that the company was working on ways of making the current technology it uses to slow down speeds on individual broadband connections more "intelligent".
"We're conscious of the fact that the system might capture someone who has peaked only once," he told El Reg. It appears the tech itself will need to undergo more refinement. Indeed, the telco has told users: "We'll be trialling a variety of different approaches to traffic management over the coming months to make the system more intelligent and flexible, while ensuring the optimal quality of service. We'll publish more information on this as soon as it's available."
Virgin Media runs two different types of traffic management: the aforementioned STM and protocol shaping, which affects all tiers of subscribers during peak hours.Meanwhile, complaints about over-utilisation have begun to pile up on Virgin Media's customer forums."
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