Uncapped – Fair Use Policy

The purpose of the Fair Usage Policy is to:

  1. Ensure the compliance of all Parys Internet’s customers with the relevant laws of the Republic of South Africa.
  2. Protect the integrity of our network and its users.
  3. Specify the consequences the customer may expect in the event that they are found to be abusing our services.

Throttling

Throttling is the process of limiting the throughput of all services and protocols. Imagine your internet line is a pipe with water running through it. If you make the pipe narrower less water is able to run through it at a time.

In the same way a throttled account will only be able to achieve a limited throughput. The line itself is not affected. Throttling is applied only when an individual user exceeds the Fair Usage point on their account. Just because you have reached the FUP point on your account DOES NOT MEAN you will automatically be throttled. Although we do reserve the right to throttle when fair usage has been exceeded.

Shaping

Shaping is the process of implementing priority on certain types of usage or protocols. Some ISP’s implement shaping to give priority to real-time interactive services, effectively slowing down your non-prioritized services. Under our new policy, Parys Internet does not shape your account. It is up to you to manage how you use your bandwidth.

 

Package

Standard
Uncapped @0.5mbps
45GB Soft cap. Throttled to 256k after soft cap.
Uncapped @1mbps
50GB Soft cap. Throttled to 256k after soft cap.
Uncapped @2mbps
60GB Soft cap. Throttled to 1M after soft cap.
Uncapped @4mbps
70GB Soft cap. Throttled to 1M after soft cap.
Uncapped @6mbps
80GB Soft cap. Throttled to 1M after soft cap.
Uncapped @8mbps
90GB Soft cap. Throttled to 1M after soft cap.
Uncapped @10mbps
100GB Soft cap. Throttled to 1M after soft cap.
Uncapped @20mbps (Only in certain areas)
150GB Soft cap. Throttled to 1M after soft cap.

For all Advanced Uncapped packages the FUP is calculated over a 3 day roling window. Dynamic throttling implemented based on utilisation of connection:
50% utilisation: less 20% Speed
75% utilisation: less 50% Speed
100% utilisation: less 80% Speed

For all Premium Uncapped packages the FUP is calculated over a 6 day roling window. Dynamic throttling implemented based on utilisation of connection:
80% utilisation: less 50% Speed

We reserve the right to adjust these rules as needed.