internet speed questions

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Registered: ‎03-24-2013

internet speed questions

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I have used the FIOS 150mbps for one month.


Recently, the internet speed becomes slower and sometimes can not open the website when I connect to chinese website or play chinese online game. But it's fine to connect to local website here.


It was great before this week, and did not have any problem.


 Is it normal or it is a problem with my internet?


Thank you, and hope some one can give me some suggestions.


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Silver Contributor V
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Registered: ‎10-26-2008

Re: internet speed questions

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Verizon provides what is essentially the on/off ramp to the Internet Superhighway. Just because the speed limit on the ramp is 150mps, doesn't mean you can actually get 150mbps elsewhere on the network, particularly those parts of the network that Verizon doesn't control (i.e. most of it). To reach a Chinese web site you probably go through at least a dozen 'hops', perhaps more, any problem  or bandwidth limitations at any of those intermediate points, and your usable speeds fall through the floor.


So while it is quite possible that there is a problem, it probably isn't on a part of the network that Verizon provides. All Verizon provides is the on/off ramp. not the highway itself.

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