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Old 01-20-2013, 6:39 PM
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Default AT&T DSL slows to a crawl while downloading gun-related videos

I have AT&T DSL Direct (no home phone required). Lately I've noticed that if I download any video that is gun-related from Youtube, my Internet speed drops exponentially.

I am paying for 3Mbps service (I know it sucks) and usually get 2.6Mbps. If I start downloading any gun-related video from Youtube (haven't tried other sites), my speed drops to anywhere between 0.10Mbps to 0.9Mbps. It doesn't do that if I download music or other videos from Youtube.

Does anybody else notice that? When I call AT&T, they assure me it's my phone jack, my network cable, or my 7-year-old modem (that works fine when I'm not downloading gun-related videos). Really, it doesn't matter, because I've already ordered Comcast Internet service. They have 20Mbps service for just $10 more than I'm paying right now anyway. But I just find it peculiar how my speed drops like that.
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Old 01-20-2013, 6:45 PM
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i think you are looking for a conspiracy from the wrong end

att does not know what the content is but youtube does and throttles
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Old 01-20-2013, 7:13 PM
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But my entire Internet speed drops if I download gun-related video. It doesn't if I download other types. It's the total speed.
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Old 01-20-2013, 8:07 PM
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www.savevid.com and d/l them all in the background...
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Old 01-25-2013, 3:03 PM
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Default Have you actually tested your up/down load speeds

http://www.speedtest.net/
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:51 AM
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www.att.com
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Old 01-26-2013, 2:23 PM
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It's not AT&T, since all they do is transport the content. I have AT&T and don't like them either, but fact is fact.
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Old 01-26-2013, 2:29 PM
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YouTube sucks. They won't let you pause and buffer a video anymore. I get 8-10 Mbps download and I can't watch a YouTube video in HD.
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