Forest Hills, NY
·Time Warner Cable
thanks zed and karl. i'm sure ISP's already do such things and it is technically feasible, my only question is where and when did this become a publicly stated policy. most ISP's do this type of throttling without it becoming officially known, so it often remains anecdotal to the person posting about it.
for example my own experience suggests that Verizon-DSL does not throttle but TWCable does, and once you VPN on TWCable the throttle disappears. however I can't find a clearly stated policy from either ISP on what triggers the throttle for how long, etc. wikipedia has such information but it's user edited and out dated with nothing official to base it on.