A couple of things to note in this episode:
- ISP's are able to tell if you're using Tor, so don't get cocky.
- Though Tor and VPN's are able to help protect privacy online, they don't make you invincible when it comes to the real world. You have been warned.
It should be noted that Tor itself won't protect you on its own if you have ISP's, companies, or entire governments who don't care for the use of such things. What about Proxies?
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) may be more appropriate, and can be used to bypass throttling as well as access sites that would otherwise be restricted. Free ones exist, but they have their limits (low speeds, peer-to-peer protocols not enabled, low data transfers). Some examples of VPN's include but aren't limited to:
has a list of VPN's and PC World
has an excellent article about the subject matter.