What is fair usage policy? why do i have to put up with it?
Fair Usage Policy (also known as Fair Access Policy or Bandwidth Cap) is implemented by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) world over. A small number of customers use an excessive amount of the network bandwidth and impairs the experience of a large majority.
Heavy or excessive users are generally those who use Peer-to-Peer (P2P) or file sharing software. They are usually people who upload and download large files, such as movies and music, to their computer on a daily basis. These users take up excessive bandwidth, slowing the connection down for everyone else.
Classic Tech’s FUP
All Unlimited Shared Plans are Subjected to FUP.
CT FUP is designed to ensure CT’s true broadband service is fast and reliable at all times for customers. It is linked up into Terms and Conditions of Classic Tech.
How does CT implement this policy?
CT sets a monthly data transfer limit. Once you reach your data transfer limit, your speed will reduce as stated in your plan. Of course, at the start of your next monthly billing cycle, your monthly speed/ data limit will be reset.
What is fair?
Day to day surfing, checking emails and occasional downloading will not get you into trouble. However, downloading a 200-300 MB movie clip/data every day is almost certain to. The key is to keep an eye on the amount that you are downloading. Then if you’re classed as a heavy or excessive user, restructure your internet usage pattern so that you are not uploading or downloading at peak times.
If you don’t take heed of their warnings, system will slow down the speed of your connection after your data limit.