Astra Connect Fair Use Policy (10/07/15)

From 11th July 2015, all accounts activated will be subject to the speed restrictions outlined below … this is known as the Fair Use Policy. It’s designed to ensure that customers get a fair share of the available bandwidth and it’s also designed to educate all of us that bandwidth is not unlimited and we all have to manage our consumption.

Basically, the more data that you use during the current month then the more speeds are stepped down by the satellite operator. Note also that on AstraConnect tariffs, the monthly quota is split roughly 85% Downloads and 15% Uploads.

This is the Astra Connect fair use policy as applied to Europasat airtime customers activated after July 2015:

Astra Connect Fair Use Policy, 3GB Package.

S3 ... 3GB Package split 2.5 GB Download + 0.5 GB Upload
Download SpeedsUpload Speeds
Consumed Data (GB)Max SpeedConsumed Data (GB)Max Speed
Step A< 1 GB20 Mb/s< 0,256 GB2 Mb/s
Step B< 1,5 GB16.4 Mb/s< 0,512 GB1 Mb/s
Step C< 2,0 GB10 Mb/s> 0.512 GB0.064 Mb/s
Step D< 2,56 GB5 Mb/s
Step E> 2,56 GBRestricted

Astra Connect Fair Use Policy, 10 GB Package.

SV10 ... 10GB Package split 8.5 GB Download + 1.5 GB Upload
Download SpeedsUpload Speeds
Consumed Data (GB)Max SpeedConsumed Data (GB)Max Speed
Step A< 4 GB20 Mb/s< 0,85 GB2 Mb/s
Step B< 6 GB16.4 Mb/s< 1,7 GB1 Mb/s
Step C< 8 GB10 Mb/s> 1,7 GB0.064 Mb/s
Step D< 8,5 GB5 Mb/s
Step E> 8.5 GBRestricted

Astra Connect Fair Use Policy, 20 GB Package.

SV20 ... 20GB Package split 17.5 GB Download + 3.5 GB Upload
Download SpeedsUpload Speeds
Consumed Data (GB)Max SpeedConsumed Data (GB)Max Speed
Step A< 6 GB20 Mb/s< 1.7 GB2 Mb/s
Step B< 10 GB16.4 Mb/s< 3.5 GB1 Mb/s
Step C< 13 GB10 Mb/s> 3.5 GB0.064 Mb/s
Step D< 17.5 GB5 Mb/s
Step F> 17.5 GBRestricted

Astra Connect Fair Use Policy, 30 GB Package.

S30... 30 GB Package split 25 GB Download + 5 GB Upload
Download SpeedsUpload Speeds
Consumed Data (GB)Max SpeedConsumed Data (GB)Max Speed
Step A0-8 GB20 Mb/s0 - 2.56 GB2 Mb/s
Step B8 GB - 14 GB16.4 Mb/s2.56 GB - 5.12 GB1 Mb/s
Step C14 GB - 20 GB10 Mb/s+ 5.12 GB0.064 Mb/s
Step D20 GB - 25,6 GB5 Mb/s
Step E+ 25,6 GBRestricted

Astra Connect Fair Use Policy, 50 GB Package.

S50 ... 50 GB Package split 42 GB Download + 8 GB Upload
Download SpeedsUpload Speeds
Consumed Data (GB)Max SpeedConsumed Data (GB)Max Speed
Step A0-10 GB20 Mb/s0 - 4.2 GB2 Mb/s
Step B10 GB - 20 GB16.4 Mb/s4.2 GB - 8.5 GB1 Mb/s
Step C20 GB - 30 GB10 Mb/s+ 8.5 GB0.064 Mb/s
Step D30 GB - 42.6 GB5 Mb/s
Step E+ 42.6GBRestricted