The only problem is, that isn't the peak time anymore.Col wrote:Edit: Alternatively, do as you are suggesting (make noon to 6pm off-peak) but make it chew through the quota at 150% or 200% the normal rate. That way it is still a boost for most people, but the heavy downloaders will be kept to the real off-peak period.
The reason JL is doing this is because day time use is now far less than night time.
Off peak isn't a certain time period, it is when bandwidth usage is the lowest. In an attempt to remove any troughs from the graph u offer extra usage for nothing in a period where it is underutilised (as Exetel is paying for the link either way they may as well get some use out of it).
The reason they offered an offpeak was because they were paying for the link during the night time when nobody was using it. So there graph looked like -----\______/-----, What they have now is ____/------\____, They need to rectify this and move some of the heavy downloaders to the day time so they don't have to buy more bandwidth to accommodate the night time users.