providers claim to offer unlimited broadband downloads some
in fact do have "fair usage policys" that they can use
to implement restrictions on users who they consider to use excessive
bandwidth. In most cases the use of P2P (Peer to Peer) file sharing
programs is a large factor in excessive bandwidth use as others
can transfer files form your computer to theirs and vice versa.
you are a very high bandwidth user then it is worth checking the
full terms of contract when you take up a broadband contract as
although some do state they have unlimited broadband in reality
that is not sometimes the whole truth.
may find if you are a very high bandwidth user that your broadband
provider may have a few options that they might take. The most drastic
being that they could ask you to leave and stop using their service.
options that they might implement is to restrict your broadband
access. This can be in the form of reducing the speed your broadband
runs at at peak times and also possibly if you use P2P File sharing
programs restricting these as they are usually high bandwidth tools.
possible option you might find is that your contention
rate changes and goes up. The contention ratio is a figure that
indicates how many other users you could find yourself sharing with
at a maximum at any time. Obviously the more users this is then
the more resources other users will be taking up and slowing your