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On peak > off peak speeds.

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:28 am
by ghostdogs
Does exetel throttle speeds during off peak times?

I have found that duirng off peak I get 120 kb a second download via steam, but during peak i get 800kb +

Re: On peak > off peak speeds.

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:07 am
by CoreyPlover
ghostdogs wrote:Does exetel throttle speeds during off peak times?
Not to my knowledge.

Off-peak is utilised more, and this can lead to reduction in speed simply because the capacity of your link is finite. The effect can be exacerbated depending on how congested your local exchange is. However, reduced speed reports like this are *awfully* regular and it is difficult to fully explain the effect by congestion alone. Another (related) possibility is throttling at the exchange itself. For instance, Telstra have a track record of doing this when exchanges are under-provisioned

Re: On peak > off peak speeds.

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:31 am
by ForumAdmin
ghostdogs wrote:Does exetel throttle speeds during off peak times?

I have found that duirng off peak I get 120 kb a second download via steam, but during peak i get 800kb +
Currently 11 customers have their services constrained during off peak.

No customer has their service constrained during peak.