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#1 zalternate

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 12:39 PM

So users on Telesat satellite have been noting that there are new rules in place to more or less stop people from experiencing the Internet that they purchased access too.

It's been confirmed that Xplornet is reducing download speeds on such sites as, RapidShare and Megaupload. The throttling lifts during the FAP free time overnight and is then reapplied.
So it's not you or the site. It's Xplornet. The throttling is via the browser port 80 downloads, which is different from P2P ports. So why does the hourly FAP policy not apply too some of these sites anymore? And some video sites are apparently being throttled as well.
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A user posted this on another site...
usage on your Xplornet account has been significantly higher than the usage of an average Xplornet customer (approximately 7GB/month). Therefore, Xplornet will be introducing a maximum monthly usage of 20 GB per month on your service beginning April 1st 2010. Xplornet will be monitoring the bandwidth consumption on your account over the next 30 days. We request that you work to reduce your usage to the above-stated level. If you do not reduce your usage, Xplornet will begin limiting your Internet access connection speed to a maximum speed of "up to" 128kbps for any consumption beyond the monthly 20GB usage threshold. If you wish to return to your original package speed, you will have the option of doing so by purchasing additional bandwidth at a fee of $2 per GB.

Make a note that 128Kbps download speed on satellite is pretty well useless.

Next satellite with higher speeds and higher bandwidth limits(hopefully) will be after mid 2011 launch of the ViaSat1. http://www.viasat.co...tworks/viasat-1


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Edited by zalternate, 25 April 2010 - 02:27 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:25 PM

Adding that the Xplornet throttling of RapidShare on Telesat satellite, is now also for Xplornet wireless users as well. So don't believe the B.S. that it's RapidShares fault.

If Xplornet does not have the bandwidth for the existing users? Then Xplornet should stop selling new connections.

Meanwhile Canada falls further behind the world in Internet speeds and connection reliability.
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:49 PM

Adding that the Xplornet throttling of RapidShare on Telesat satellite, is now also for Xplornet wireless users as well. So don't believe the B.S. that it's RapidShares fault.

If Xplornet does not have the bandwidth for the existing users? Then Xplornet should stop selling new connections.

Meanwhile Canada falls further behind the world in Internet speeds and connection reliability.


Adding also, that download rate has ABSOLUTELY ZERO TO DO WITH STREAMING SITES.

I'm not wanting to make your comments bad or meaningless... but I don't want people to read into your downloading of files from megaupload or rapidshare as being xplornet throttling the same as watching a youtube video or break.com or whatever else is streaming.

Satellite Period Is Not To Be Used To Stream Content Without Paying Hundreds or Thousands Per Month For Said Service With A 3 Foot Dish

companies like "galaxy broadband" do supply broadband internet. But yes, you do pay for it. It is very expensive equipment, and it is very expensive per month for said services. The normal equipment with like a 76cm dish is NOT the same as the weather monitoring stations equipment.

They use 98cm+ dishes and have $4,000 modems installed.

The latency is what drives it. The equipment they use, downloads said equipment, has the latency, but it also has the processing power on the satellite to perform as close to land-based as possible. You get what you pay for in that respect.

$199 with free install is not youtube.com on a satellite. it doesn't work that way.

You cannot play with 76ms pings on a satellite. it doesn't work that way.

The absolute lowest satellite ping I have personally seen on a Hughes KU system with a 3foot dish is around 400ms. it also cost around $6,000 for said equipment because it was mobile with auto gps etc... no idea what the -gps equipment aiming hardware would be....

So when you try to say, "OMG THIS INTERNET SUCKS CAUSE I CAN'T WATCH YOUTUBE ON IT" it's not them limiting you. It's physics limiting your hardware.

Sorry, but I get it all the time. People say that youtube at least downloads a bit before it starts to stop. But that's because it takes less time for it to talk to the servers as a satellite. Same reason that pages with lots of little images (MSN you bastards, not everyone is on a cable/dsl connection) with it's 2MB size, loads faster than satellite ... well... ya, of course it will.

Satellite: chunks of 128kB every 40 seconds
Dial-Up: chunks of 32kB every 0.2 seconds

which is going to win?


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