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On Demand Dowloads

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by miesque1127, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Let me start by saying I'm in no way a "tinfoil hat" type, but in "the real world" a violation of "net neutrality" seems almost laughable.
    Every company will have their own needs first, and then someone else's.
     
  2. brett_the_bomb

    brett_the_bomb Legend

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    I dont know if they are throttling per se, but not giving a decent upload speed does that automatically. I also know that they know how to recognize certain packet types and on occasion do slow those packets to perserve quality of service for other consumers. But i do think its not fair to sell 12 meg service if they arent prepared to back it up. Just my opinion.
     
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "And they'll say" we only list it as "up to" speeds.
    I got so pissed at my cable service for the same reason. "Sure I have 3 Mb/s" but only at 2 AM! :eek2:
    At this time, they had way over sold the service and there were over 500 modems/customers on one node.
    A year or two after I dumped them, they finally ran some more fiber and split the node.
     
  4. brett_the_bomb

    brett_the_bomb Legend

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    I remember when our local cable co sold a minimum speed and it could burst 20x faster if the node wasn't busy.
     

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