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Hilbe

join:2002-12-13
Fishers, IN
reply to NormanS

Re: Throttling

Frequent slow-downs of my connection. I'm on fiber and have been on it for almost 3 years. This the first time I've seen my connection frequently come to a crawl.


NormanS
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You are on FTTH? Very rare for AT&T. What is your normal speed? And is the slowdown at any time, or peak usage hours (~5PM to ~11PM)?

FWIW, Verizon has the largest FTTH deployment (FiOS), but I've never heard of them throttling.
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maartena
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reply to Hilbe
said by Hilbe:

Frequent slow-downs of my connection. I'm on fiber and have been on it for almost 3 years. This the first time I've seen my connection frequently come to a crawl.

In most cases it is a badly configured torrent client. Many torrent users think that "more connections = more speed", and configure the torrent client to use e.g. 1000 connections/sec in total and 500 per torrent or something like that.

Many home routers however, have trouble processing more than about 512 connections/sec, and that would close slowdowns with other protocols as well.

It's best to configure your torrent client to about 200 connections total, and 50-100 per torrent. You will STILL get full speed (more connections doesn't give you more speed, it just connects to a lot more hosts, 95% of which aren't uploading to you)
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reply to NormanS
The Midwest does have a good chunk of Fiber to the Home built out. This was done pre-AT&T, under Project Lightspeed. Ed built out the FTTH network and pulled the copper out of the cities that were rebuilt. The States that had this done were, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana. And the build out isn't normally a few streets or areas. They built out the entire city when they did it. In Michigan one area is Carlton which is in Monroe County. It has been actual FTTH for years now.
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Hilbe

join:2002-12-13
Fishers, IN
Our neighborhood is actually a mix. There is some copper and some fiber. I live in the newer (2 or 3 years old) section of the neighborhood, which appears to be all fiber. Houses 5+ years old in my neighborhood are stock on copper.