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BT Retail issues statement on congestion

BT Retail has issued a statement about congestion on its broadband network:

Broadband usage in the UK has been one of the great consumer technology success stories and we are aware that this accelerating demand has meant that a few exchanges can be congested at very busy times. The broadband team at BT Retail is working with our BT Wholesale colleagues to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

In BT Retail we are currently conducting a programme that is already introducing extra bandwidth availability and we are also working with technology that further improves the way that broadband traffic is managed at peak times. Both of these initiatives will improve your experience and if you are amongst the small number of broadband users that have been experiencing slower speeds through congestion you should be noticing improvements shortly, if you're not doing so already.

BT Retail Statement

Users on our BT Broadband forum have recently been expressing concerns over slow speeds. The traffic shaping which they are alluding to has been controversial in a number of ways when other providers have introduced stricter shaping policies, although the effect of these should help most average users have a better browsing experience.


quote "although the effect of these should help most average users have a better browsing experience."

HAHA yes that im sure of when some have been moaning about poor speeds via HTTP, obviously the fools probably throttle port 80 also lol

  • over 13 years ago

Try Orange broad band-supposed to be up to 8 meg - what a joke - in the busy period I have had it drop as low as 90K and frequently in the low 100's

  • RHAT
  • over 13 years ago

Thank God I've migrated from IPstream to LLU. The speeds are amazing. Wheeeeeeeee!

  • chug-a-bug
  • over 13 years ago

BT's shaping is way beyond laughable. The term *unlimited* broadband is highly erroneous and should even be seen as unfair advertising.

Far be it for me to say I told you so, but when non-p2p users laughed at those of us who were throttled I could see the introduction of VoIP and VoD offerings from BT was going to effect everyone. Now port 80 is throttled leaving only the Vod users with any bandwidth.

  • warlord0
  • over 13 years ago

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