The Business Access - Uncapped service provides business users with a selectable fixed-speed Internet Access line where no limit on the amount of bandwidth consumption is placed. The line is metered on a monthly basis, and soft throttling is applied based on the volume of data that is consumed over the line. The customer pays a flat rate for the service in direct proportion to the speed of the service.
Acceptable use starts at the 1st second on the first day of a month, and ends at midnight on the last day of the same month.
We deem a certain amount of Giga Bytes (GB) of data, in direct relation to the speed of the line, to be "business use". Once that amount of data has been consumed, a 75% speed throttle is applied to the line. This is called "Threshold 1". As bandwidth consumption continues, a second point is reached – "Threshold 2" – where a 50% speed throttle is applied. This 50% throttle is maintained until the month is completed. See table 1 below.
All peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic is deemed non-business and is throttled by 50% on a permanent basis. P2P traffic contributes to the overall usage statistics of bandwidth consumption and will therefore have a direct effect on how soon a business user reaches Threshold1 or Threshold2.
eNetworks applies selective speed-throttling on un-limited connectivity lines where the customer pays a flat monthly rate irrespective of how much bandwidth was used during that month. A direct relation is maintained between the speed of the service and the points where throttling takes place. The table below illustrates the two Threshold positions for the selected line speeds.
|Speed (Down)||All-in price excl VAT||Threshold 1||Threshold 2||Speed (Down)|
|1 Mbps||R 1 ,495.00||24 GB||37 GB||250 Mbps|
|2 Mbps||R 2 ,995.00||53 GB||80 GB||500 Mbps|
|5 Mbps||R 4 ,995.00||91 GB||137 GB||1250 Mbps|
|10 Mbps||R 7 ,995.00||149 GB||224 GB||2.5 Mbps|
|15 Mbps||R 11,495.00||216 GB||325 GB||3.75 Mbps|
|20 Mbps||R 14,495.00||273 GB||410 GB||5 Mbps|
Table 1: AUP thresholds based on line speed
eNetworks reserves the right to introduce further sophistication into the use of unlimited bandwidth. This will include session length timers as well as a "walled garden" where certain sites will never be throttled (Twitter, Facebook, ABSA, Standard Bank, FNB, Investec and Nedbank).
Notes: Asymetrical service, Uplink is 25% of Downlink speed excluding VAT, exluding installation, excluding PPPoE device.