Fair Use Policy

Sometimes known as an acceptible use policy, a fair use policy is often included in packages that offer unlimited download allowances.

Broadband providers will use a fair use policy to limit downloads for heavy downloaders (for example, at busy times) even if the users have signed up to an unlimited policy.

This is because broadband providers can find that a small proportion of their users are such heavy downloaders that even these small numbers of people can adversely affect broadband speeds for other users online at the same time (particularly at busy times between 6pm and 11pm).

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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