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Sales of broadband-enabled gadgets, such as PlayStations, Xboxes, Nintendo Wii U's as well as laptops, iPods, smartphones and iPads, have skyrocketed over the last five years.
As these devices are increasingly being used to connect to the Internet over a home broadband connnection, many households are hitting and exceeding their download limits on a monthly basis. If you're among them, an unlimited broadband deal could be just the ticket.
As you may have already suspected, unlimited broadband is not always completely "unlimited". If you’re on an ADSL line then you share your Internet connection with the people around you. Couple that with the fact that there is a limit to the amount of information that ADSL lines can transmit and it leaves broadband providers with little alternative but to put some sort of restriction in place on heavy downloaders.
For this reason, ISPs try to make sure that "super-users" don't unfairly slow down the connection for others by subjecting users to "Fair Usage Policies".
Fair usage policies are your ISP's way of trying to manage cyber-traffic fairly and work by limiting the speed of your connection during peak times. For more information on FUPs read our Fair Usage Policy Guide.
Number of affected customers remains unclear.
Campaign group urging consumers to respond to Openreach consultation.
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