I am in an area completely devoid of all ADSL connections and after a while some clever guy decided this would be a good place to setup his own private wimax type thing. So he comes around and setsup his wireless dish type thing and it is all fine and dandy. However, He has a monopoly of the area.
I am a relatively heavy internet user and after the first month went by (beautifully), we requested to move to his uncapped option. It says 512kbps connectivity uncapped and unshaped for R450. So I thought "wow, what a bargain!". It is not.
Every month, I start off with full 512kbps connectivity. Then about 5-10 days in, I notice our speeds become more like 256kbps (max 32KBps). He has a problem with the amount of stuff I download and we agreed verbaly that 30GB a month was alright. But after the first 10GB, I am already on half the speed and about halfway through the month every month he warns us that we have reached 16GB and that if we continue heavy usage, our speeds will suffer.
I was wondering, what are my rights and what are his? Cuz I think he should only throttle our line when we reach the full 30GB. I feel like we are permanently being punished for something we haven't done yet...
As I said, He has a monopoly and I can't complain too much or else we have to go back to iburst which was super sucky in our area as well and we had max 15KBps speeds.