Question is, I have broadband 50, how bad would my speeds get if it is congested? Typically how much would shaw allow speeds to be lowered?
In my case, during peak times between 5pm and 1am weekdays and almost around the clock on weekends, my bb50 DL speeds are typically in the 1.5mbps to 3mbps range. I actually asked a Shaw rep and a tech supervisor if it was possible that my speeds could reach 0 mbps DL and was assured that there is always going to be something coming in to my house. However, 1.5 mbps is really useless anyway, so I would consider it the same as 0mbps.
I think the slowest test I did with Shaw was 0.01 with Extreme, it was interesting to think that dialup was at least twice as fast as my extreme cable internet.
There will allways be something, congestion won't stop your internet, but it can make it really slow
Really wish CRTC could police this BS. All the big ISP's are ripping everyone off. I can see a margin of 15-20% but they are pushing 95% of not getting what is paid for from saturation. It's pathetic to say the least! 8+ months to fixed a node? UNREAL, Shaw internet is total garbage if you ask me!
It really depends where you are located. Where i live i drop down to about 35mbps on a 50mpbs plan during peak times. Upload never changes.
Go to more heavily congested areas and 50 goes down to 1.
Derp, guess that answers it, my BB50 download speeds are 3-7mb every night since 2 weeks ago, it's a shame, guess I'll have to switch to high speed DSL, at least it's consistent
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