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Thread: Formerly Congested Areas seeing Faster Speeds Again?

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    I wonder if they're only doing the throttling in cases where the network is congested?
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    Quote Originally Posted by binaryhermit View Post
    I wonder if they're only doing the throttling in cases where the network is congested?
    I've been wondering about that, too. They can't be this slow in rolling out the change. My personal theory is that they simply reserve the right to do the throttle when congestion is beginning to happen. That means some sectors will have the throttle permanently employed. Others may never see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weskeene View Post
    I've been wondering about that, too. They can't be this slow in rolling out the change. My personal theory is that they simply reserve the right to do the throttle when congestion is beginning to happen. That means some sectors will have the throttle permanently employed. Others may never see it.
    Possibly they're waiting for everyone to forget about this then quietly do it to everyone weeks later.

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    My video is already being throttled.

    Hampton Roads, VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by VVivian View Post
    My video is already being throttled.

    Hampton Roads, VA

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    Same here in Kitty Hawk, NC. Not too far from you.

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    Still slow in CA and VA.

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    Hasn't changed a bit Tallahassee FL on up to Atlanta GA. Congested areas are still stupid.

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    Verizon for us is still a lot slower than it used to be.

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    Yep, same here. No real speed improvements that I can see with the new throttles in place.

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    Within the last 1.5 months I'm beginning to notice a pattern in speeds. When people are working/in school, speeds are their usual pre-UDP speed. When people get off work/out of school, speeds take a nosedive. Weekend afternoons and Friday evenings are the worst times. Holidays are worse yet, speeds really dropped on Labor Day for example.

    No carrier is immune to this, I noticed the same on AT&T too, and TMO users have pointed out this sort of speed fluctuation for years now. In the wake of UDP people are clearly not afraid to use their connections like they used to be.

    As far as video throttling, not sure how much that will really help. I think enforcing hotspot limits will help more after seeing two people today alone come out of the woodwork on Reddit complaining like Verizon never stated there was a limit to hotspot use from the get go. Makes me realize there probably have been a lot of people bogging down the network using the hotspot to their hearts content.

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    The tower serving my upstate NY home was recently upgraded (within the past month) with band 2 and 3-way carrier aggregation. Evening speed tests that used to run at 2-8mbps now are in the 30-50 range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techfranz View Post
    Yep, same here. No real speed improvements that I can see with the new throttles in place.
    new throttles are in only 5 markets at this time

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    We need more throttles on the UDP users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROLLTIDE View Post
    new throttles are in only 5 markets at this time
    Which markets are being throttled please?

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    Throttled on an extender!

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