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ADSL - capped / uncapped

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Uncapped ADSL Uncapped ADSL is an "all you can download ADSL" connection for a set fee per month. The service provider normally limits the speeds during certain times of the day by placing speeds limits on certain services such as Bittorrents (peer-to-peer file sharing) while giving priority to services such as Voice-over-IP or ....more..
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Uncapped ADSL


Uncapped ADSL is an "all you can download ADSL" connection for a set fee per month.


The service provider normally limits the speeds during certain times of the day by placing speeds limits on certain services such as Bittorrents (peer-to-peer file sharing) while giving priority to services such as Voice-over-IP or Youtube.


The limitation is done by "shaping". Shaping is a fair practice in South Africa. Bandwidth is not cheap and the service providers have in fact created a system whereby users benefit.


Capped ADSL


Capped ADSL is unshaped. A user can download as much data as quickly as their line permits until the allocated amount of data is depleted. After the data is depleted, the user is either blocked from accessing the Internet, or their line speed is shaped to a lower speed.


What is needed for an ADSL Internet?

  • A telephone account with Telkom
  • An ADSL connection from Telkom on that telephone line
  • An ADSL modem
  • An account with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)


What is 1Mbps, 2Mbps, 4Mbps, 10Mbps, 20Mbps, 40Mbps and so on?


This is the speed at which data is received from the ISP.


Mbps means Megabits per second.


The higher the speed, the more data you receive in a period of time. 2Mbps is twice as fast as a 1Mbps line.


ISPs that prioritise Youtube will offer great performance at 1Mbps unless they shape the line to a very low speed.


Youtube recommends 500Kbps as a minimum speed to watch Youtube on Windows and 1Mbps for Mac.

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