mlee0326: Between 2am-9am (off-peak hours), i used to top 2.0mb/s on torrent if there are good seeds etc since I live 30 metres away from the roadside cabinet. Until, from 3 days ago, torrent speeds have reduced significantly down to 250~300 kb/s. I read posts here and I assume this has got to do with the Big Time traffic management, but don't you guys think 2mb/s -> 250 kb/s is just too radical a change?
I mean, come on.. 2000 -> 250 = traffic management? seriously?
I'm afraid it can't be anything else.... over a period of weeks, repeatedly Telecom advised me it was due to a technical issue and I stuck with it awaiting a solution... however although my <100kb/s connection recently improved to around 250kb/s, out of morbid curiosity (I don't actually do that much "downloading" per se) I implemented the very highly documented (online) work-around for HTTP downloads on BigTime... I didn't really expect that it would work, wanting to believe the advice I'd been given in the past by Telecom about it being a technical issue... however it appears I was simply lied to by Telecom because with the workaround implemented my http download speeds are back up to the circa 800kb/s that they were at prior to the recent "troubles" starting.
In my simple mind, surely if there were technical problems it would affect any/all international traffic... the fact it's possible to bypass it must surely mean it can ONLY be traffic management...
I reckon it's surely here to stay and although 250kb/s is far better for the line of work I'm in, there's still a considerable delay in http/https browsing, FTP, VPN and Remote Desktop Connections that I didn't experience prior to the recent "troubles".