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Broadband traffic management

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We want you to enjoy your broadband freely, without having to worry about caps and limits. Our packages are completely unlimited; so no usage caps, extra charges or speed reductions, even at peak times.

We're open about our traffic management policies, which is why we've signed up to the voluntary industry code of practice

See how our traffic management measures apply to your TalkTalk service below. You can also find more information about traffic management on Ofcom's website.

 

TalkTalk broadband and Ultra Fibre Optic

Section 1: Traffic management in relation to your broadband product* (not including during busy times and places to manage network congestion see Section 2)
Use and availability of services, content, application and protocols on this product:
Are any services, content, applications or protocols always blocked on this product?** If so what? NO
Are any services, content, applications or protocols always slowed down? If so what? NO
Are any services, content, applications or protocols always prioritised on this product?
If so what?
NO
Are any managed services delivered on this product? If so what? What impact? NO
Data caps and download limits:
What are the download/upload limits or usage caps on this product? Unlimited
Is traffic management used to manage compliance with data caps and download limits?
Under what circumstances?
Level of speed reduction?
Duration of speed reduction?
NO
Is traffic management used in relation to heavy users?
Under what circumstances?
Level of speed reduction?
Duration of speed reduction?
NO

 

Section 2: Traffic management to optimise network utilisation (what happens during busy time and places in addition to traffic management as described in section 1)
Is traffic management used during peak hours? NO
What type of traffic is managed during peak hours? ***
Traffic type Blocked / slowed down / prioritised

Peer to Peer (P2P)

Newsgroups

Browsing/email

VOIP (Voice over IP)

Gaming

Audio Streaming

Video Streaming

Music downloads

Video downloads

Instant messaging

Software updates

NO
Data caps and download limits:
What are the download/upload limits or usage caps on this product? Unlimited

 

 

tt_icon-pdf We may keep information about how you're using your broadband to help us understand and manage traffic flows on our network. This information would include personal data such as your IP address and other traffic data including websites you've visited.  Your personal data would be protected by our technical safeguards (for instance passwords) and/or organisational safeguards (for instance personnel policies) which are designed to ensure that only authorised members of staff are able to access the personal data for the purposes of traffic management. We would process and retain the personal data in compliance with all relevant UK data protection legislation.

 

 

*This KFI gives an overview of typical traffic management practices undertaken on this product; it does not cover circumstances where exceptional external events may impact on network congestion levels.

**This excludes any service, content, application or protocol that an ISP is required to block by UK law and child abuse images as informed by the list provided by the Internet Watch Foundation.

**This also excludes those customers who use TalkTalk’s products which specifically restrict access to services, content, applications or protocols for example for crime prevention or child protection.”

***If no entry is shown against a particular traffic type, no traffic management is typically applied to it.

 

TalkTalk Broadband and Ultra Fibre Optic, including TV 

Section 1: Traffic management in relation to your broadband product* (not including during busy times and places to manage network congestion see Section 2)
Use and availability of services, content, application and protocols on this product:
Are any services, content, applications or protocols always blocked on this product?** If so what? NO
Are any services, content, applications or protocols always slowed down? If so what? NO
Are any services, content, applications or protocols always prioritised on this product?
If so what?
NO
Are any managed services delivered on this product?  YES
if so, what? TV multicast traffic is managed over the network to optimise delivery of video on demand and TV channels over the TalkTalk broadband connection.
What impact? We limit any impact on other types of traffic with a range of measures to ensure our customers can also enjoy their broadband service.
Data caps and download limits:
What are the download/upload limits or usage caps on this product? Unlimited
Is traffic management used to manage compliance with data caps and download limits?
Under what circumstances?
Level of speed reduction?
Duration of speed reduction?
NO
Is traffic management used in relation to heavy users?
Under what circumstances?
Level of speed reduction?
Duration of speed reduction?
NO

 

Section 2: Traffic management to optimise network utilisation (what happens during busy time and places in addition to traffic management as described in section 1)
Is traffic management used during peak hours? NO
What type of traffic is managed during peak hours? ***
Traffic type Blocked / slowed down / prioritised

Peer to Peer (P2P)

Newsgroups

Browsing/email

VOIP (Voice over IP)

Gaming

Audio Streaming

Video Streaming

Music downloads

Video downloads

Instant messaging

Software updates

NO
Is traffic management used to manage congestion in particular locations? If so how? NO


*This KFI gives an overview of typical traffic management practices undertaken on this product; it does not cover circumstances where exceptional external events may impact on network congestion levels.

**This excludes any service, content, application or protocol that an ISP is required to block by UK law and child abuse images as informed by the list provided by the Internet Watch Foundation.

**This also excludes those customers who use TalkTalk’s products which specifically restrict access to services, content, applications or protocols for example for crime prevention or child protection.”

***If no entry is shown against a particular traffic type, no traffic management is typically applied to it.

 

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