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Are you a victim of packet/traffic shaping and throttling?

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So I've been going nuts trying to find out why my usenet download speed has dipped from 14Mbps to 8Mbps recently. I replaced all my equipment, and then I went online at dslreports.com, and apparently a lot of other Time Warner and Comcast cable customers with "premium" or "turbo" accounts are getting spanked by shaping. ISPs are monitoring the "trouble" accounts with huge usage, and there seems to be a new shaping package rolling out across the net.

This happened to me about six months ago, and when I ecrypted my usenet packets, all was well. Now it appears TWC and Comcast have a new method...

Now, *maybe* there are some congestion issues in my area that will pass soon, but is anyone else experiencing what they think might be throttling?
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We are all victims of it. My Q is.. how is it legal?

Since I cant sell a product to my customers, and then [without them knowing] take it back from them little by little, and sell to another client... How is it legal for them to do it?

If you pay X$$/mnth for a ~15mb connection, then you should get ~15mb's for the duration for your service..not some choked back connection speed, from Comcast "managing" their traffic flow.
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And therein lies the rub. You and I are not subscribed to 15Mbps services, we are subscribed to services that offer speeds *up to* 15 Mbps. Every time I have called and *****ed about my speeds, the useless tech goes through his pathetic script of modem pinging, tracerouting, etc., then gives up and says, "your safety is not guaranteed."

It's entirely legal; no document exists where they actually offer a bottom line of speed, but plenty of documents exist, including the contract they MAKE you sign to get service at all, that grants them the right to crap on your lawn.
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plenty of documents exist, including the contract they MAKE you sign to get service at all, that grants them the right to crap on your lawn.
That Comcast DOES do well.I eventually cancelled my service with Comcast, because they sent a crew to my house to "re-ground" the cable system..the idot contractors fouled up the connections so bad, the internet would not even work once they were finished. Comcast informed me that the contractors @ my house [still] would not be able to repair the damages they had done, and it would be at least 8-10 days before they could dispatch a crew that could fix the problem they had created..doing a so-called upgrade.
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