I'm probably one of Comcast's more active customers and it really seems that as I have become more active my internet has become slower. Could I be being throttled?
Answer by TheTechDude · May 22, 2011 at 09:51 PM
Comcast says that they don't. However I think that they do. Really fast Internet plan with Comcast however I think that they throttle YouTube access because the speed test on YouTube says that I am getting less than half my speed. I know someone that has a speed at 5 Mbps and they can download a YouTube video twice as fast. I think that they are but who knows.
Answer by Compucore · May 22, 2011 at 10:08 PM
Well that will depend on the time of day as well. Even up here in Canada. The two Major ISP providers Like Bell Canada and Videotron. There seems to be some throttling being done. But they are most likely during peak hours of day. I hardly notice it at night time like past 12:30am after work since I am working evening here. I would not notice it that much over here since everyone is already asleep up over here.
Answer by r0bErT4u · May 24, 2011 at 03:20 PM
YES! Comcast has been throttling bandwidth since the later part of 2008.
"... In line with their traffic management website Comcast has confirmed to us they've installed their new broadband throttling system across all markets. The system, which we first profiled back in September, throttles a user's connection if a particular CMTS port is congested, and if that user has been identified as a primary reason why. This two-condition throttling system replaces Comcast's old, FCC-criticized system of using forged TCP packets to throttle upstream P2P services for all users, regardless of consumption ..." | http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/New-Comcast-Throttling-System-100-Online-100015
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