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O2 has joined the ranks of fixed line broadband providers restricting peer-to-peer traffic as part of its network hits capacity during evening peak times. The firm has installed specialist equipment to cut the amount of bandwidth available to BitTorrent, Gnutella and KaZaa users, as well as newsgroups*. O2 launched its fixed …

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At least they are telling you

BT Business Broadband don't even tell you if you are being capped.

If you exceed some mysterious figure a month on their unlimited service regardless of what you are actually using it for they restrict all your traffic and the throttling is terrible. Its actually worse than dial up speeds at the weekend and there is huge latency and it makes even simple browsing painful.

If they are going to cap then they should at least tell you when you are approaching the limit and then cap it a reasonable level without the high latencies.

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@ Sampler

Tit. Its people like you who give geeks a bad name. I could reverse your statement and make exactly the same point.

"Why should my watching Eastenders on iPlayer be interupted because some muppet can't start their linux ISO download in the morning so its finished when he gets home from work".

Unless you're a student and don't do mornings.

Also, you clearly know the difference between "their" and "there", use it consistently.

Rant over.

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What an absolute funking disgrace...

I pay my broadband bill - therefore I should be able to download unlimited movies and music to my heart's content. Where's the wrong in that?

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Meh

I've got O2's broadband service (re-badged Be as it is).

It's easily the cheapest service I could find, generally reliable (can't remember the last downtime to do with network) and their engineers arrive when they say they will, are friendly and knowledgeable. It's a lot more than can be said for any other provider I've had apart from NilDram.

I don't use bit-torrent and know they have to pay for the cost of taking traffic from the DSLAMs at my local exchange (whether it be extending their network there or paying for it to be delivered to another point.

Clearly they don't want to put their prices up in these impecunious times and I'm grateful for that.

If the freetards want their tv shows, let them get them in the middle of the night rather than it costing me.

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