Hi guys, sorry for the late update. I’ve been experiencing intermittent connection on my internet for the past week. I get disconnected every 5 minutes or so and it is very annoying. It’s all good now, thanks to the help of Globe Technicians who resolved this matter. I found out that my line is grounded maybe because of the heavy rain last week causing my landline’s dial tone to stop working and giving me intermittent connection on the DSL line. Well, I’ve been a globe broadband subscriber for more than 5 years and currently enrolled on a 2Mbps bundled plan. And I must say, I am quite satisfied with their service.
While having this problem, I browsed through Globe website to take a look at their current deals on internet plans and packages, thinking of getting an upgrade. I found out that they are now offering a speed of 5mbps, 10mbps and 15mbps on residential plan with a price of P2,999 , P4,299 and P6, 299 respectively. I also learned that Globe implemented a fair usage policy or other call it “bandwidth capping ” on their current internet plans.
What is bandwidth capping?
According to wikipedia, a bandwidth cap also known as bit cap, limits the transfer of a specified amount of data over a period of time. Internet service providers commonly apply a cap when a channel intended to be shared by many users becomes overloaded, or may be overloaded, by a few users. Implementation of a bandwidth cap is sometimes termed a Fair Access Policy.
So, I read through Globe Tattoo’s fair usage policy and here’s what I found:
The Globe @Home broadband service currently provides the following peak volume capacity depending on your plan:
- For WiMax Postpaid 512 Kbps: 16 GB – 20 GB per account per month
- For WiMax Postpaid 1 Mbps: 21 GB – 25 GB per account per month
For WiMax accounts with Speed Boost add-on or is installed starting on May 13, 2011:
- For WiMax Postpaid 512 Kbps: 1 GB per account per day
- For WiMax Postpaid 1 Mbps: 3 GB per account per day
- For WiMax Postpaid 2 Mbps: 5 GB per account per day
For DSL accounts with Speed Boost add-on or is installed starting on November 11, 2011:
You might be asking, so will I get disconnected if I reach the allowed bandwidth per day? The answer is no. But you will be experiencing a sudden drop on your internet speed which will last until the end of the day or 12 midnight. This policy will only affect those who downloads large files from the internet, including media streams like youtube and other live streaming sites.
Since I am on a 2mbps plan, I should have a 5GB of bandwidth per day. I am not sure if I was included in this policy since my subscription was upgraded to 2mbps 3yrs ago.So, I want to know if I am included and will be affected by this policy. I will be monitoring my internet bandwidth usage and it will be on my next post.