Hi Lifehacker, I’m on an ‘unlimited’ cap, which offers a set amount of download data before it slows down to unbearable speeds. But do they cap my uploads? It’s never mentioned at all. Thanks, Out Of Shape
A quick update on our story from yesterday about Telstra increasing its shaping speeds: the BigPond Twitter feed says that the upgrade will happen in late September and will apply to Elite and Ultimate plans with a monthly quota of 100GB or more. [BigPondTeam]
Shaping an Internet connection to lower the speed is a common tactic by ISPs to control pricing, and the shaped speed is almost invariably 64Kbps. Internode has upped the ante on its ADSL2+ Extreme offerings by shifting its shaping rate to 128Kbps on home plans and 512Kbps on business plans.