Our Cable Connection Is Fast... But Don't Try To Really Use It
from the the-speed-is-just-for-show dept
It seems that many broadband providers have realized that they get attention for playing the "speed game." They keep announcing faster broadband speeds, even if sometimes the announcements are a bit misleading. BroadbandReports calls Canadian cable company Shaw out for bragging about their speed increases while capping downloads at a paltry 30 gigs a month while also using traffic shaping apps to throttle BitTorrent usage. In other words: here's your super fast cable broadband service, but you can't actually use it for much.