Virgin Media has confirmed that it will introduce a range of speed capping measures for those who download large amounts from the Net during peak hours.
Peak hours count as 4pm to midnight, and Virgin claim that only the top 5% of downloaders on each tier will be affected.
Update: Check out our Virgin Media broadband speed throttling FAQ for all the information you need about this dastardly scheme
Those on tier M who download over 350MB during peak hours will have their downstream speed restricted to 1Mbps, and upstream to 128Kbps, for four hours.
Those on tier L who download over 750MB during peak hours will have their downstream speed restricted to 2Mbps, and upstream to 192Kbps, for four hours.
The top rung service, XL, will see users downloading over 3GB in peak hours having their downstream speed restricted to 5Mbps, and 256Kbps upstream.