The headline factors for choosing a broadband product are price and included bandwidth. However with the ever-increasing use of high-bandwidth Internet applications such as iPlayer, p2p, VOD, etc, providers need to manage this bandwidth to ensure Internet usage remains viable for all users. Plusnet use download speed restriction (expected speeds) on non-interactive protocols as well as traffic-shaping to balance types of usage and speeds.
Although choosing a product based on the headline factors is comparatively easy, choosing a product based on expected speeds and prioritisation is more difficult. To help you select the Plusnet broadband package that best fits headline requirements and your usage pattern, we have provided the comparison tables below.
Using this Comparison Tool should be self explanatory although this colour chart will help you get a quick overview of the Product performance. Numerical values represent expected speeds in kbps, or Mbps (1024kbps) with the suffix M. Blue and Green shading mean 'line speed'. Except for 'Pro' designated products there is increasing risk of traffic-shaping dropping non-interactive silver and bronze packets if the network is very busy (normally not a problem overnight).
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Please note that whilst information on legacy tariffs is included in this tool, it will not be updated once the product is withdrawn from sale.