Is your internet connection being throttled? Here’s how to tell

Have you noticed websites loading slowly, even after ruling out issues with your internet connection and router?

If you still struggle with slow internet speeds after troubleshooting, you might be experiencing throttling from your internet service provider (ISP).

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ISP throttling is an industry practice in which internet companies limit how much bandwidth you can use by cutting down your speeds.

What Is ISP Throttling?

ISP throttling is a money-saving tactic used by internet companies to moderate network traffic, control bandwidth congestion, and mandate data limits.

Why Does Throttling Happen?

Throttling occurs with data-intensive activities like gaming, streaming, and torrenting online. By throttling data, internet companies can take on more customers without adequately scaling their services.

How Can I Tell If My Internet Is Being Throttled?

- Run an Internet Speed Test - Download and Activate a Reputable VPN - Compare Results From Another Speed Test


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