Thread: Upload speeds
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Old November 6th, 2002
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Default Re: Upload speeds

Originally posted by Scarecrow
At first the uploads go out at a good clip. But the upload speed deteriorates over time.
This sounds that your ISP makes use of burstable upload bandwidth. Small transfers move at a fast rate but larger sustained transfers slow down to a lower rate. So acknowledgements sent back to the remote host when you download a file or view a web page move quickly and make use of the burstable bandwidth since they are small in size. Large file uploads move quickly at first due to the burstable bandwidth but then slow down and use the slower sustained bandwidth.
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