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Sat Oct 19, 2013, 01:12 AM

Commie-Cast has intentionally slowed down my internet connection!

I went to see all the news sources I generally turn to first, cuz the others are all liars, but when I went to watch the Daily Show, it was stopped every few seconds while "getting data" and "Buffering!"

Commie-cast must be stopped! Real Americans™ like me need to get are news without having commie-socialist-nazi-fascists interrupting! TO ARMS!TO ARMS!

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Reply Commie-Cast has intentionally slowed down my internet connection! (Original post)
xfundy Oct 2013 OP
bowens43 Oct 2013 #1
R. P. McMurphy Oct 2013 #2
MineralMan Oct 2013 #3
zabet Oct 2013 #4
Spider Jerusalem Oct 2013 #5
madokie Oct 2013 #6
Spider Jerusalem Oct 2013 #7
madokie Oct 2013 #8
seveneyes Oct 2013 #10
Egalitarian Thug Oct 2013 #14
seveneyes Oct 2013 #15
LisaLynne Oct 2013 #9
seveneyes Oct 2013 #11
LisaLynne Oct 2013 #12
xfundy Oct 2013 #13

Response to xfundy (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 02:02 AM

1. not sure what commie-cast is but shit happens on the internet.

 

saying that you see a particular video or site buffering is not evidence that your connection is being throttled.

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 02:20 AM

2. Comcast n/t

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Response to xfundy (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 09:17 AM

3. Commie-Cast?

In the first place, that sounds pretty strange here on DU.

In the second place, internet speed varies all the time. We all experience Internet slowdowns from time to time, caused by a wide variety of issues. Unless you see this happening on a regular basis, day after day, odds are it's just an Internet slowdown, not throttling by your provider.

Jumping to conclusions is not usually a good idea.

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Response to xfundy (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 09:41 AM

4. Check the fine print on your contact......

(I do NOT have Comcast)

I do know that some service providers say unlimited use.....and while that is true......on my smart phone, with unlimited use, the company drops me to a slower bandwidth after an X amount of data has transferred. I still have unlimited use but, videos don't play instantly etc.

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Response to xfundy (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 09:47 AM

5. Comcast has a bandwidth cap, 250 or 300GB per month

exceed it and they'll throttle your speeds. It's in their "acceptable use policy" under "network management".

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 09:53 AM

6. Explain bandwidth cap for me please

I'm on du a lot. How would a service provider that gave me say 5 gig a month affect me. I'd like to change providers but the only way I can is with cable which sucks around here or satellite and they say something about a 5 gig cap.

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Response to madokie (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 09:58 AM

7. Basically thats an allowance of data transferred per month

if you're on satellite, that cap is what you're getting for your monthly payment; if you exceed it, then you're either cut off or metered and paying extra per gigabyte. For wired connections, the cap is a data transfer allowance; if you exceed it you'll see your connection throttled (slowed from say 20Mbps to 600Kbps) or shut off completely (some ISPs would send warning letters the first time you exceeded and then you'd lose your account the next time).

On edit: if you're on a 5GB per month allowance and you only use text-based fora and light web browsing and don't download or stream video and audio, you may get by. If you're doing anything more than just posting to fora and reading email you almost certainly won't be.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 10:12 AM

8. Thx

I was afraid that the satellite cap would come back to bite me in the fact that I do watch a lot of video clips and sometimes stream music. I like to watch the good stuff that DU'rs post because I do get 99% of what I refer to as news from this site.
Thanks for the explanation


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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 10:14 AM

10. I'll add that VPN over satellite is like watching paint dry

 

Aside from unacceptable caps, if you need VPN to work from home or any other reason, you won't be happy. 56k dialup is faster than VPN over satellite. With all the handshaking used in VPN, the latency makes it unbearable.

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Response to seveneyes (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 04:06 PM

14. Greatly exacerbated by the idiotic state of website design and implementation

 

that currently plagues the industry. I visited a major website a couple of days ago that wanted to run over 90 scripts, all but three of which came from other servers, for a one page article. Needless to say I will remain ignorant of content from that source.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 04:43 PM

15. I hear ya. My hosts file is full of widget/junklet IPs

 

Sometimes I run a homebrew port 80 server on localhost that spits out a one liner to replace their idiocy. Lots of mainline sites run about a 20/80 Content/Junk ratio.

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Response to xfundy (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 10:13 AM

9. Comcast is about as far from being Commie as ... well anything I can think of. :) nt

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 10:16 AM

11. It's all about control

 

In that respect, it's exactly like communism.

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Response to seveneyes (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 10:19 AM

12. Naw, it's not, but ...

it's not worth arguing about. I just don't like people tossing around the "it's a commie plot" thing, even as a joke. That was RW cold war propaganda crap.

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Response to xfundy (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 03:56 PM

13. I left something out of the OP.



I was role-playing, reacting as I've seen cancervatives do when anything doesn't go their way.

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