Does Your ISP Throttle Your Bandwidth?
A few weeks ago, Home Theater
editor Rob Sabin posted an editorial about the growing number of Internet service providers that throttle the bandwidth of any subscriber who sends and receives more than a specified amount of data
. Typically, the limit is 150 or 250GB per month, which seems like a lotuntil you stream a few high-def movies and perform cloud-based backup of your entire hard drive, after which you find yourself slogging along at dial-up speeds or paying much more for your Internet access. With some ISPs that are also content providers, such as telecom and cable companies, accessing their content does not count toward the limit, but venturing outside their ecosystem does.
Does your ISP engage in any of these pernicious practices? If so, I'd love to know what your limit is and what happens when you exceed it. I encourage you to leave a comment with these details.
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