[LINK] Optus fesses up

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Tue May 26 18:21:14 EST 2009


I seem to recall observations that Optus was throttling speeds and 
the assumption was that it was because of filtering. Maybe, but more 
likely this:


Optus admits false broadband advertising

http://www.theage.com.au/news/home/technology/optus-admits-false-broadband-advertising/2009/05/26/1243103530414.html
Asher Moses
May 26, 2009 - 1:59PM

Optus has been slashing broadband speeds to half the level advertised 
for customers who exceed their monthly download allowance.

Customers of Optus's "Naked" ADSL broadband plans have their internet 
speeds throttled down to 64kbps for the rest of the month once they 
exceed their 7GB, 15GB or 30GB monthly allowance.

This is half the speed of 128kbps that is listed in the terms and 
conditions published on the Optus website and about the same speed 
offered by ancient dial-up modems.

Many internet providers significantly reduce speeds for customers who 
download too much, rather than charging high fees for excess usage.
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