Hi everyone, changed to Gigablast internet probably 2 weeks ago. We had no where near 1 GBP/s but it was manageable with 200-300 MBP/s. I was wondering if this is normal to have really low download a...
Hi Jake, The information that Joya 770 gave you is right on. I have been keeping tabs on my internet service for about 3-weeks now and this is what I see. 5am -about 12:00pm the speeds are running about 400-500 up and 34-35 down. Then after 12:00pm they start gradually going down to as low as 80 down and .9 up. It's about the same everyday with a little change in times on weekends. Cox just can't handle the load being handed to it at peak hours.
I have been keeping a data book on this with test for the last 3 weeks.
After this covid19 stuff is over should return to normal.
I am in the telecommunication industry, but not directly related to any ISP (Service providers such as COX). When the COVID 19 outbreak took place and everyone began working at home, the ISPs under the FCCs recommendation lifted any data caps. This wasn't mandatory and happened in a trend. One company lifted and others followed to not look unsympathetic. What took place after was not expected. The reasons for all the data caps to be in place from the start were highlighted as predominantly unnessicary. The millions of dollars made by data charges were simply not justified. Shockingly, performance started to erode once this finding became a mainstream topic. Questions like "How could telecommunication companies justify putting the caps and charges back in place if services were not impeded without them?" started to surface. Feel free to look into this. It is a sad read I get it, but this is one of the most unregulated industries. With only 5%-sh of the population being able to even understand exactly how all of this works (and those 5% most likely involved in the industry), who is going to stand up and fact check these companies? and what are you going to even do when you have proven them wrong? go without internet?
Yes and after this is over I look to see the government get involved with making the ISP(Internet Service Providers) into a classification of a Utility and regulated so. The reason I say this is because of the importance they are willing to put on the internet. Such as Schools, Universities and Colleges, Rural, and General Business.The almost extinct Land phone line was regulated.