• Use your iPhone to check if your ISP is throttling your video

    If you’ve noticed some hiccups or degradation in quality when streaming video to your mobile device, there’s a quick way to check if your bandwidth is being throttled by your ISP.
    While major ISPs like Comcast don’t typically throttle, smaller regional ISPs do on occasion.
    In a scenario that plays out far too often, the download speeds offered by many internet service providers aren’t always as high in real-world usage as they are in advertisements. A slower than expected connection can be caused by a multitude of factors, including ISP throttling, signal congestion, multiple people using a network concurrently, and more. Additionally, if you’re streaming HD video to a mobile device, newer devices sometimes include more advanced WiFi technologies than devices from a few years ago.

    If you’re on a relatively new smartphone and are still noticing curiously low download speeds, there’s a quick and easy way to check if you’re being throttled by your ISP. Incidentally, it’s worth mentioning that some ISPs proactively throttle traffic when users visit data-intensive sites like Netflix and Hulu.

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