From this Monday the bandwidth limits are changing!
Under the new system:
- We will get 16GB of free full speed bandwidth per week!
The bandwidth counter will still reset every Saturday midnight like as before.
- When the 16GB limit is reached, your internet connection will then be throttled to a speed of 500kbps until the bandwidth counter resets at Saturday midnight.
This speed should let you browse webpages fine, and watching the "Lower Bandwidth" iPlayer should also work.
- There will be no more bandwidth charges for exceeding the weekly limit, no matter how far over you go. You'll just have your connection throttled instead.
Hopefully this will be seen as a massive improvement by most people. Remember that wireless networks (Lapwing/Eduroam) are still separate and not included in this limit.
This new system will start on Monday 9th December for anyone on vac res (and for the MCR), so for everyone else this will be the system from next term.
College have also provided an option to upgrade to completely unlimited, unthrottled bandwidth for £150 per term if anyone is interested...
If you have any questions about this drop an email to email@example.com