Make a note that 128Kbps download speed on satellite is pretty well useless.
It's been confirmed that Xplornet is reducing download speeds on such sites as, RapidShare and Megaupload. The throttling lifts during the FAP free time overnight and is then reapplied.
So it's not you or the site. It's Xplornet. The throttling is via the browser port 80 downloads, which is different from P2P ports. So why does the hourly FAP policy not apply too some of these sites anymore? And some video sites are apparently being throttled as well.
A bandwidth monitor(free edition).
Download link. http://download.cnet...j=dl&tag=button
A user posted this on another site...
usage on your Xplornet account has been significantly higher than the usage of an average Xplornet customer (approximately 7GB/month). Therefore, Xplornet will be introducing a maximum monthly usage of 20 GB per month on your service beginning April 1st 2010. Xplornet will be monitoring the bandwidth consumption on your account over the next 30 days. We request that you work to reduce your usage to the above-stated level. If you do not reduce your usage, Xplornet will begin limiting your Internet access connection speed to a maximum speed of "up to" 128kbps for any consumption beyond the monthly 20GB usage threshold. If you wish to return to your original package speed, you will have the option of doing so by purchasing additional bandwidth at a fee of $2 per GB.
Next satellite with higher speeds and higher bandwidth limits(hopefully) will be after mid 2011 launch of the ViaSat1. http://www.viasat.co...tworks/viasat-1
Edit: changed thread title.
Edited by zalternate, 25 April 2010 - 02:27 PM.