Internet service provider MWEB has introduced a new range of throttled uncapped ADSL services.
This comes after Telkom announced last week that it will be cutting its uncapped ADSL prices.
The ISP's new range will complement its existing Premium Uncapped ADSL suite, and will be available to consumers from 1 February 2013, the company confirmed.
The changes only affect the 2Mbps and 4Mbps offerings, with 1Mbps uncapped packages remaining unchanged at R199 per month (R339 per month for data and ADSL line rental).
"Whilst MWEB has always promoted an unthrottled, uncapped connection as being the best way to experience the internet, we have recognised that there is some demand for cheaper, throttled uncapped accounts and have therefore extended our product range to cater for this," said Derek Hershaw, CEO of MWEB ISP.
Throttling sees the user's line speed slowed down if they exceed a certain amount of data usage or fall into the top percentage of users during a given time period.
In MWEB's case, users who "generate usage above the average" will be throttled, with 2Mbps users being throttled to 192Kbps and 4Mbps subscribers being slowed down to 256Kbps.
The 2Mbps throttled account will set users back R239 per month, with an ADSL line rental pushing the price to R449 per month.
The 4Mbps throttled account will cost R359 per month, while the inclusion of ADSL line rental pushes the price to R689 per month.
Telkom's newly announced pricing for 2Mbps and 4Mbps uncapped accounts is R10 more expensive (R249 for 2Mbps and R369 for 4Mbps) but is not throttled.