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Ankeny, IA

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reply to TucanoRC

Re: [IL] Bandwidth caps?

said by TucanoRC:

About a half hour in to watching a movie (in HD), it started buffering. I closed the movie and went to Speedtest, back down to 2Mb.

Good luck with it. Mediacom could be "traffic shaping" your connection to the point where watching movies will be impossible. I've been having the same problem for over a month now. I can't even get through an entire 1 hour TV episode via Amazon video.

I'm guessing that any Mediacom customer under the old 250GB soft cap plan will have their speed throttled based on their usage just like the AT&T wireless people did who were grandfathered into the unlimited plan.

hi there


this might just be the slow speeds that occur during peak hours. It will go from the full 3 megabits down to nothing, back up again, which is why I simply got a btguard account to mask my ip address while downloading torrents.. and admittedly I don't seed, I'm just a leecher.

That an a good DNS lookup service since not all of BTGUARD's IP addresses work properly so instead of entering in their generic "proxy.btguard.com" on my torrent I instead select a specific working IP address from this list


Downloading and storing content locally is far more bandwidth effective than streaming it over and over.