[Chugalug] EPB articles at timesfreepress.com

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Thu Oct 4 13:51:02 UTC 2012


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On 10/4/2012 9:24 AM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) wrote:
> So does EPB throttle, or impose maximum transfer quotas when you 
> utilize their service to a large amount? I'm out of the area now
> (I live in northern Virginia, and have Verizon FiOS at home), but
> if my dad ever moves back to Chattanooga, I'm strongly recommending
> EPB service to him.

They rate-limit your port but I haven't noticed any indications of
"other" TE.  There is not a quota that I know of, but there is some
type of utilization monitoring, as a certain percentage of utilization
of what you currently pay for will prompt a request/demand that you
upgrade your service.  This based from the SMB Best Effort el cheapo
circuits.  I agree they shouldn't force someone into their
"professional" service without first at least turning them up on a
best-effort circuit.  The gamers might saturate a gig link, they might
only saturate 60-70MB....  And I too have noticed a lack of
understanding regarding on-net and off-net traffic and those
implications and possibilities.

Regards,

dtb


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