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Is it time for Gamers and On Demand TV Programme users

Is it time for Gamers and On Demand TV Programme users to hold off until 6pm to remove strain from the network, and give home workers a fighting chance to get things done during this crisis?


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The VM system should be able to cope with all.

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as long as your are not stupid about it. Save your 100gb games/torrents until off prak. everyome should manage a HD stream or 2 no problem

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Re: Is it time for Gamers and On Demand TV Programme users

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It's Video streaming and on demand tv that puts strain on internet infrastructures.

Gaming at most takes 50-75MB/hour.


Netflix can go into the GB's per hour.

 

 

While I'm paying a decent amount each month for my services, I'll use them when I wish.

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no ones told you not to use them. you'll get slow speeds like everyone else if ti gets busy

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Facebook, Instagram, Netflix, YouTube, Apple TV, Amazon and Disney+ have all reduced their bitrates. Also CDN caching does a lot to reduce network loadings.

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Press comments from the ISPs, including Virgin, indicate that the peak usage is still in the evenings - daytime is up, but still not as high. As such the networks will cope during daytime.

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I have had 2 working form Home this week, and so far NO issues.

Well done VM. Keep it up.

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As long as we dont have a network issue in the area you shouldnt have any issue with strain on the network. So the vast majority of you feel free do game to your hearts content


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Wish that was the case here. There are a number of us in the BR3/BR4 area who are struggling with terrible daytime internet at the moment. 
All to do with utilisation apparently and they have given a fault number of F006805698 and an expected fix day in June!!  This is presumably when they expect everyone to return to work! News alert... some us are still trying to work, from home! 

Very frustrating as fastest BT can offer is 10mbps download and 1mbps up, so not really any alternative than to hope virgin can fix the problem. 

I expected the speeds to be better today as it’s a weekend but alas, nope, still 30% packet loss and a speedtest result of less than 1mbps download fairly regularly. 

https://www.thinkbroadband.com/broadband/monitoring/quality/share/2015a892ce570775e6b1383de376549576... 

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