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    Is Sky Broadband throttling Giganews?

    This is a discussion on Is Sky Broadband throttling Giganews? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi guys, I'm on the sky max package and for the most part it's pretty good. Last couple of days ...

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      Is Sky Broadband throttling Giganews?

      Hi guys,

      I'm on the sky max package and for the most part it's pretty good.

      Last couple of days though I've found my giganews downloads have really slowed down.

      As a rule I generally get about 1.4 MB/sec download which I think is excellent.

      However my giganews downloads (which are by their nature often quite large) have recently been struggling to break the 400-500 kb/sec mark. I've tried changing the port to the SSL connecion but that doesn't seem to help.

      Not sure whether this is Sky or Giganews being slow, but I've spoken to other giganews customers and they're not experiencing any of the slowdown I am.

      So my question is: Are Sky throttling Usenet downloads?


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      Re: Is Sky Broadband throttling Giganews?

      I was having a problem yesterday, the feed would run full tilt and then hang, then start again etc, this pushed the speed doen from the full 16Mb to around 8Mb (still fast I know) ang made the download graph very spikey.

      I was just going to wait a few days to see if it sorted itself out.

      Just tried a download now and it seems to be back to the full 16Mb

      Are you using Giganews europe or .com?

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      Re: Is Sky Broadband throttling Giganews?

      I have the same problem:

      See: Here

      Are you still having issues?
      Last edited by Pdog; 03-11-08 at 04:39 PM.

     

     

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