posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 04:15 PM
I too am really glad you started this thread netwarrior
Same thing happened to me yesterday.. the slowdowns today seem to me gone
Usually I have a decently fast Internet connection, my sites load within seconds, and my latently and ping is low when playing online games.
I live in Southern California with Verizon being my ISP and I have been affected by this slowdown as well. Yesterday night I noticed it greatly..
I was playing some counter strike source and the servers I always play on, my latency and ping is almost always below 100, but yesterday it was at a
steady 180-200.. now this might not seem justifiable but this just doesn't happen to me ever. It seemed as if my Internet had a cap on the highest
upload speed and download speed compared to my usual high rates. Not only in games was I affected but also when browsing the Internet. Personally I
wouldn't doubt there being something sinister being the cause of nationwide slowdowns, if indeed this has been going on or was going on.
Its good that others have reported their slowdowns too, because it only shows that it is/was happening on a greater scale than just by local city or