Now is the time to setup Bandwidth monitoring and start complaining when your speed is not that which your paying. For Example if your paying for a 6mbps feed and consitant speed tests show you at 4mbps.. Complain Daily.
as I have an 8mbps feed and there are times where I get only 2mbps. from the same speed test site(S) that show 13 at other times.
A: this is because of the big downloaders hogging the pipe… well no see i’m paying for an 8mbps feed. I get to use the 8 meg all day every day that is what the word (UNLIMITED) means. so they need to have the capability to provide 8 meg to each customer that pays for 8 meg.
Basicly it comes down to marketing and pooling. The marketing dept likes to make claims of “”” 8 mbps for $59.95 a month “” but If I were to get a DS3 at 8 mbps per month it would be around $1500 a month.. Little different. anyway they should drop the UNLIMITED wording from ads and come up with a new truthfull buzz word like up to 12mbps when it’s available and others aren’t being bittorrent whores.. That is more like reality.