Genuinely shocked to see 'fair usage' policies still exist

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Looking around for a new broadband contract and noticed Shell Energy have a fair usage and is quite detailed in the terms for it so you know they will enforce.

In 2022, we live in a digital age. When streaming and download files is so popular, limiting customers speeds seems a bit... old fashioned, doesn't it?

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  • Neil_Jones
    Neil_Jones Posts: 8,946 Forumite
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    Looking around for a new broadband contract and noticed Shell Energy have a fair usage and is quite detailed in the terms for it so you know they will enforce.

    In 2022, we live in a digital age. When streaming and download files is so popular, limiting customers speeds seems a bit... old fashioned, doesn't it?

    Does it?

    Its probably primarily so Joe Bloggs Ltd doesn't sign up and then feed all his business traffic through it, burning through more data in a day than most people use in a month, for a cost cheaper than he can get via a proper business package.

    Anyway fair usage has always been a thing since the days of dial-up.  It isn't new and providing you aren't downloading all day every day 24/7/365 literally thousands of petabytes (or a few exabytes as that would be) you're quite unlikely to upset anything.
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