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HKPolice

join:2002-08-09
Scarborough, ON

Is bit torrent traffic throttled in Toronto on Cable?

I'm considering a switch to Start cable from TSI, but I need to know if bit torrent traffic is throttled. I heard that Aggregated POI would allow Rogers' DPI to do their thing which means whatever throttling Rogers implements would be forced onto this service?

Also, has Start implemented any youtube caching servers? I've been having issues with streaming 1080p youtube content @ peak hours for the last 2-3 months. It would stop to buffer every minute or so, but streams fine when off peak hours. Can any current Start users report on youtube speeds during peak hours?

Thanks

bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1
It's not throttled.

arshad14

join:2007-03-04
Scarborough, ON
reply to HKPolice
I have seen that happen to me too regardless of whether I'm using my Laptop, Tablet, or Phone but I don't know if Start is doing such a thing.


rocca
Start.ca
Premium
join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23
No, we're not doing any throttling.

mlord

join:2006-11-05
Nepean, ON
kudos:13
Reviews:
·Start Communicat..
said by rocca:

No, we're not doing any throttling.

That, we kinda knew already.

But how about big Red ?

Thx.


silvercat

join:2007-11-07
When you think about it, it doesn't make any sense for the incumbents to throttle Independent ISP's. That would mean less money for them. The more capacity the IISP's use, the more money the incumbents make.

mlord

join:2006-11-05
Nepean, ON
kudos:13
Reviews:
·Start Communicat..
said by silvercat:

When you think about it, it doesn't make any sense for the incumbents to throttle Independent ISP's. That would mean less money for them. The more capacity the IISP's use, the more money the incumbents make.

Agreed. But that's not how they think, as we all know from past experience.

bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1
reply to mlord
said by mlord:

said by rocca:

No, we're not doing any throttling.

That, we kinda knew already.

But how about big Red ?

They don't throttle Start customers either.