said by Woodlane:
Anyone have any ideas why latency might be tied to more bandwidth being used????
I think you're making an incorrect association, as you've written nothing to actually suggest there's "more bandwidth being used". I'm inclined to think it's an Xplornet problem. Unlike down here in the lower 48, Xplornet customers (are supposed to) benefit from VoIP acceleration. Unless I'm mistaken, SKYPE connections should go through the associated Xplornet VoIP acceleration server. Your description of the problem subsequently suggests that your SKYPE connections are for some reason are either being routed around
that server, or being corrupted by
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