What is broadband traffic management or shaping?

Broadband traffic management or traffic shaping is when your broadband provider starts to prioritise one type of internet traffic. Typically during peak hours.

They do this to stop heavy users from using more bandwidth and thus slowing all other customers broadband connections.

Not all providers implement traffic shaping/management and some only implement it on certain broadband packages. Broadband providers are required to provide details of the traffic management policy in your contract.


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