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    Netflix throttling

    I recently switched to the first iterations of the recent no overage plans on Telus, and I'm noticing that all the speed tests I do through fast.com (aka Netflix) are throttled to exactly 3.3 mbps, even when still using my high speed data bucket. Tests through speedtest.net will show regular speeds, and obviously vary based on signal and network conditions, but fast.com is locked to 3.3 mbps no matter if I'm getting 400+ down otherwise.

    edit: fast.com works normally without throttle if accessed through a VPN on Telus, so it really does seem like a throttle

    This only seems to be isolated to Telus, as fast.com tests using Rogers' Infinite wireless plan will work as expected and produce results similar to speedtest, same for the Freedom tablet plan I have.

    I guess Telus can implement traffic management as they like, but I'm just curious if anyone else is experiencing this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crab9000 View Post
    I recently switched to the first iterations of the recent no overage plans on Telus, and I'm noticing that all the speed tests I do through fast.com (aka Netflix) are throttled to exactly 3.3 mbps, even when still using my high speed data bucket. Tests through speedtest.net will show regular speeds, and obviously vary based on signal and network conditions, but fast.com is locked to 3.3 mbps no matter if I'm getting 400+ down otherwise.

    edit: fast.com works normally without throttle if accessed through a VPN on Telus, so it really does seem like a throttle

    This only seems to be isolated to Telus, as fast.com tests using Rogers' Infinite wireless plan will work as expected and produce results similar to speedtest, same for the Freedom tablet plan I have.

    I guess Telus can implement traffic management as they like, but I'm just curious if anyone else is experiencing this?
    I'm on Koodo and I get the same result on fast.com - 3.3 mbps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TadMorose View Post
    I'm on Koodo and I get the same result on fast.com - 3.3 mbps.

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    Same here on Telus 20gb endless data....: 3mbps on a 400mbps connection. Going to call them about this


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    I'm not sure they're allowed to slow down one type of internet traffic over another. Hopefully it's just a mistake and they will fix it.
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    I'm on a 10GB no overages plan and just went to Fast.com and got 170Mbps. It peaked during the test at 220Mbps. So not sure what's going on for those getting slower speeds.

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    47 Mbps for me on fast.com with an old 12GB plan with overages. Speedtest gave me 44.7 Mbps, so doesn't look like I'm throttled.

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    Not sure what it was, but things are back to normal on my end

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