Report What Range Of Speeds Should I Expect in General Discussion Posted April 19, 2010 I kind of thought it was Xplornet by the quoted throttling. Have you read the below from Xplornet? A variable on if your tower is near capacity for bandwidth/users on the AP(access point). And what frequency unit are you on? 900Mhz or 2.4Ghz. they can be subject to various interference. Xplornet does have a 3.5Ghz licensed frequency that is a lot better if available on your tower. Note the throttled(sustained) speeds. As Xplornets 'up to' speed is actually a 'burst' speed. http://www.xplornet.com/legal/xplornet-traffic-management-policy.aspx What is Xplornet's Fixed Wireless Traffic Management Policy? The Traffic Management policy that applies to Xplornet fixed wireless Internet access service is based on the amount of data you can send (upload) and receive (download) in a given session. A session is the time it takes to complete an activity like downloading a web page, downloading a song or uploading a photo. You may burst up to the top package speed for a certain period of time. Once you reach the predefined usage limit, you will continue downloading or uploading at a sustained speed until the activity is completed. Each of our service packages has a usage limit. When you exceed the limit of your package, the download and upload speeds will be reduced to 20-40% of your package's top speed. This speed reduction is dependent on which package you have. Most basic Internet activities such as web browsing, text based email, online banking and social networking seldom trigger the Traffic Management policy. Some more intense Internet activities like downloading a song or streaming video may cause the Traffic Management policy to take effect. Examples Below are two examples to help you understand how the fixed wireless Xplornet Traffic Management policy works. Example #1 - Downloading software: You are on the Xpress package (top download speed is up to 3.0 Mbps) and you want to download the latest version of Adobe Reader which is 31 MB. The first 3.5 MB will download at the maximum rate capable with the customer's modem and the remaining 27.5 MB of the file will download at the sustained rate of 700 Kbps. Once the software has finished downloading, the Traffic Management policy will reset before a new session begins. Example #2 - Downloading a song: You are on the Zoom package (top download speed is up to 1.5 Mbps) and you want to download one 4 MB song. The first 1.5 MB will download at the maximum rate capable with the customer's modem and the remaining 2.5 MB will download at 600 Kbps. Once the song has finished downloading, the Traffic Management policy will reset before a new session begins.