Utopia: Capped and Throttled?
Ultra-fast fiber connections have their limits
municipal fiber project is the largest in the country, serving more than a dozen cities with fiber, much to the dismay of incumbents Qwest and Comcast. While the project does offer some incredible speeds for relatively little coin, users in our forums note that the ISPs offering service over the Utopia network are allegedly employing throttles and caps, limiting exactly how much users can enjoy these services.
offers symmetrical 15Mbps fiber connections for $40, but at least one of our users claims
their p2p applications are being throttled (As with Shaw/Rogers, using Bit Torrent encryption or changing ports usually solves this problem). Xmission
also offers 15Mbps symmetrical connections for $40, but users in our forums indicate
that the ISP caps its users around 100gigs a month.