I recently upgraded to the 50mb broadband package with virgin media because I do a lot of online gaming and downloading during peak hours.
I was promised to be taken out of their "fair usage" policy which they told me would leave me unrestricted during peak hours which I was very happy about because being in peak hours in my area is a nightmare to the point where I can barely browse WebPages on a 10 mb connection.
So after upgrading I found that it didn’t make much of a difference to my connection. My gaming and browsing was great but downloading and streaming was not improved so I did a little research.
It turns out that I have been put into another hidden policy (which I can’t remember the name of right now) where my connection gets restricted. for example if I was to download a 20gb file I would download at full speed for 5 minutes then be restricted by 75% for 12 hours if I am a heavy user (of course I’m a heavy user hence why I spend a extra £20-£30 a month for the upgrade!)
I was told by a friend that if I was to put myself through a proxy server all my traffic would appear to virgin as general traffic rather than download or streaming traffic therefore they would stop restricting me for being a heavy user
Firstly I would like to know if there is any truth to this and also how I would go about connecting to a decent proxy server (am willing to pay)
Any advice would be great