View Full Version : Streamyx and traffic shaping

09-12-2006, 08:55 AM
In the midst of all this chaos of intermittent connection outages and overall flakiness, I suspect that TM Net has finally rolled out traffic shaping (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_shaping).

I do not have official word on this, but a Little Bird has dropped word that it has been in the works for quite some time now. Also, my torrents, which in the past has peaked at ~180 kB/s down and ~45 kB/s down (on well-seeded torrents) are currently choked at ~10 kB/s down and ~5 kB/s up.

Now, this won't matter to most of you, some of you might be cheering this latest development, but I would like to raise my little voice about this. All my motivation for subscribing to Streamyx is now gone. Why should I pay TM Net RM88 monthly for a service that I am unable to utilize. Never mind my intentions, I believe that I what I paid for is what I should get. So, in protest, I will downgrade my package to the lowest available.

Heavy BT users should follow suit too, until the day the BT protocol figures a way around such oppressive practices by ISPs.