If you live in the UK, and use broadband from one of the major providers, there will be a certain time of the day when you connection slows down, this happens to me on a regular basis, usually around 7pm when more people are online.
Many of the ISP’s slow down connections at peak times to make sure that everyone is able to connect through their network, and this practice has come under quite a bit of criticism in the past.
Now the major ISP’s in the UK will be more transparent about these practices, according to a recent report by the BBC, and these will include companies like BT, Virgin Media and Sky.
So basically it looks like the ISP’s will be publishing details of the times of day that they will be slowing down users connections, at least we will know from now on when they are doing it.
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