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Nite Rider

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Blatant Throttling

Hi,

A few days ago I was downloading a large file greater than 2GB and noticed something weird. Near the end of the download speed dropped from 1.5MB/s to 200KB/s. Also all web pages began loading really slow. Brushed it off as congestion on the network, but it happened again yesterday.

Now I find an article regarding Comcast throttling that explains it all. Apparently, if you use the bandwidth you paid for more than 15min at a time, they degrade your connection for 15min until you stop downloading. If they don't want me to use more than 70% of my bandwidth, why not sell me 8.4Mbit instead of 12Mbit.

»www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/new···-running

This is really disturbing as the whole point of having a high speed connection is for large downloads to finish quick. Page loads between a 1.5Mbit T1 and a 12Mbit cable differ in fractions of a second. I might as well switch to DSL and pay less for the same bandwidth.

Smells like a class action for false advertising...

Thanks,
Nite Rider



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From the first post in this thread:
»The Bandwidth Limits/Congestion Management Topic

Subtopics about the new Congestion Management System:
»[Speed] Does Comcast Throttle Following Large Download Sessions
Comcast Clarification on Network Management System
»Question about new throttling system
»Comcast does not "throttle" YouTube or Hulu
»[NEWS]Comcast quits throttling bit torrent
»Comcast does not "throttle" Netflix
»Comcast QOS system is not a "throttling" system
»[Resolved] Comcast messing with my torrent?
»Comcast Caps/Throttle
»Bittorrent activity causes disconnects
»[Congestion Mgmt] Comcast checking BT port
»Can exceeding the cap affect your speeds?
»[Connectivity] Throttle on torrent?
»CC's Protocol-Agnostic Congestion Management System Draft
»M-Lab test results

See also ---> »Comcast Slammed For Non-Existent Throttling Changes

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