Please Note: Apsis does not throttle your internet speed or have any limits on the amount of data you can download.
Are you paying one of the "big companies" for internet, and you've noticed that sometimes your internet connection feels slower than usual? You're not alone.
One reason behind your speed issues is a practice big companies do called "traffic throttling".
We'll discuss internet throttling, why it happens, and how it can negatively affect your online activities. By the end, you'll have a clearer understanding of this often unknown area of internet service.
At its core, traffic throttling is your internet connection being slowed down from your ISP. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) can intentionally slow down your internet speed for specific types of data or during peak usage times. It's like having a cap on how fast your internet can go in certain situations.
ISPs implement traffic throttling for a variety of reasons:
To understand how throttling works, think of it as traffic police controlling the flow of cars on a road. ISPs use specialized equipment to identify specific types of data, like video streaming or large file downloads. When they detect such data, they slow down the speed it travels through their network.
The impact of throttling can be noticeable during various online activities:
There are a few signs to look out for to see if your internet is being held back
Transparency from your ISP matters in todays world. They should inform you about their throttling practices and policies, so you know what to expect.
Being an informed customer can help you make decisions about your internet service and whether to explore other options.
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