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Old 09-29-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default Is your internet sometimes slow?

This may be due to throttling whereby your internet service is slowed up to make it more manageable for all internet users. To see if you're being throttled, check with your provider in part when you download, not only are you being slowed up but your downloads may be unsuccessful due to time outs (also logging onto websites becomes more difficult).
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: Is your internet sometimes slow?

Well mine sometimes plays up a lot like the pages wont load, very slow speeds and then it will just speed up again..
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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When I had a computer I had heard that heavy internet users would be throttled to help with traffic. With my cell phone when I had exceeded downloading over 1Gb, my service would be throttled. At first I couldn't figure out why (I thought that Cricket was having a problem), later I learned from technical about Cricket's throttling policy (to this day the store dummies staff still don't know what throttling is).

This story has a happy ending for me. Cricket amended their policy letting me download without throttling (for more money). I reasoned what happened with me is happening to others so I put up this guide.

Eventually there may be no more throttling as there's Verizon FIOS and its equivalent coming out plus 4G LTE for phones coming out as well. So if the service is slow, you can check with your ISP.
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