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    Network issues in the Chicago area...!!

    The last few weeks I've been having handoff issues between bands and sites where the phone drops service briefly and now since yesterday I'm seeing speeds throttle to 5-10 Mbps while running speedtests. If I airplane cycle it's full speed for 1-2 tests then back to being throttled. I tried a VPN to make sure it's not some traffic shaping feature gone rogue, tried different servers, tested across different devices, etc all to no avail. Made an NRB ticket for the handoff issues, then later on someone I know did as well but that's been like playing wack a mole where it's happening on different sites all the time.




    Below is a sample of the throttle bug in one area but it was happening everywhere on my drive home, including at home.







    On the VPN while throttled before airplane cycle:


    After airplane cycle:
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    You should mention that you’re deprioritized.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeuten View Post
    You should mention that you’re deprioritized.


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    It was happening on lines before threshold as well as past threshold.

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    A) Deprioritization is not throttling. those are 2 different things.

    B) You're not even being deprioritized, if you were you'd be getting a lot less than 5 Mbps

    C) It's likely congestion. Congestion will slow you down no matter what. Just because you can use the HOV lane during rush hour doesn't mean you can go 70 MPH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hagar View Post
    A) Deprioritization is not throttling. those are 2 different things.

    B) You're not even being deprioritized, if you were you'd be getting a lot less than 5 Mbps

    C) It's likely congestion. Congestion will slow you down no matter what. Just because you can use the HOV lane during rush hour doesn't mean you can go 70 MPH.
    It's absolutely not related to any congestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GusHerb94 View Post
    It's absolutely not related to any congestion.
    No congestion in a city the size of Chicago? Also if you know the answers why are you asking questions? You CLEARLY state you do not know what's going on but dismiss answers you don't like. whatever.

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    I don’t know why people are saying that’s congestion, it’s clearly not - that’s a network issue. Have you been in contact with your market engineers to let them know of this?


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    Initial test:



    Next test:


    After airplane cycle:


    Next test:


    Doesn't matter what UE I try on it's doing this for everything, doesn't matter the iOS version, etc.

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    Could it be they're throttling speed test?

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    Probably. I have nothing against anyone who runs speed tests all day, it's your connection and you paid for it. But I would absolutely try to mitigate the effects of people doing it constantly if I were responsible for Verizon's network operations.

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    Network issues in the Chicago area...!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Joeybutts View Post
    Could it be they're throttling speed test?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clonehappy View Post
    Probably. I have nothing against anyone who runs speed tests all day, it's your connection and you paid for it. But I would absolutely try to mitigate the effects of people doing it constantly if I were responsible for Verizon's network operations.
    Yeah that's a suspicion of mine, but I had someone about 20 miles east of me do the same tests and he's not having the issue. His area usually doesn't experience the same issues I do at the same time.

    Edit: I should also add in that if it were a deliberate speedtest throttle it wouldn't have throttled it over a VPN, and my app update downloads wouldn't be running slower at the same time I'm seeing speedtests plummet.
    Last edited by GusHerb94; 04-06-2018 at 12:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeybutts View Post
    Could it be they're throttling speed test?

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    I doubt it. It would make their numbers look bad on Ookla speed index and that's not what Verizon wants.

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    Network issues in the Chicago area...!!

    Having had more time to observe this behavior I think they're testing a new network management feature - burst downloads. Idk if it's account level or area specific.

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    My friend in the Chicago area did some more in depth testing and confirmed he's seeing the exact same network behavior I am. Could it be a coincidence this is happening just before April 23rd, the day the NN rule reversal is supposed to take effect? Probably not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GusHerb94 View Post
    Could it be a coincidence this is happening just before April 23rd, the day the NN rule reversal is supposed to take effect?
    yes.

    Enough with people believing I conspiracy theories. Is this how you seriously live your life? Just wow. How awful it must be to live in constant fear of conspiracies. I'd just straight up shoot myself in the face if I believed that stuff.

    by the way those speeds are within what Verizon promises for LTE. morning rush hour in Chicago and you wonder why speed are slower than normal?

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