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Why is my gigapower so slow on the download, but quick on the browse

This is extremely frustrating. Am i missing something, with gigapower so slow on the download, but quick on the browse, and 300MBPS on the ATT.com/speedtest? It's taken 1 hr + to download a 942 MB file. That's not what the advertising says.

This is extremely frustrating. Am i missing something, with gigapower so slow on the download, but quick on the browse, and 300MBPS on the ATT.com/speedtest? It's taken 1 hr + to download a 942 MB file. That's not what the advertising says.

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Mar 27, 2014 7:58:10 PM
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You have to realize that not every website has a 300mb pipe feeding it. You are limited to the bandwidth that the site allows you to use. I've seen this issue even on a 12mb connecting like I have. Not all websites can supply the full speed that you have available to you. The speedtest site obviously can, but the site you are downloading from is not.

*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.
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You have to realize that not every website has a 300mb pipe feeding it. You are limited to the bandwidth that the site allows you to use. I've seen this issue even on a 12mb connecting like I have. Not all websites can supply the full speed that you have available to you. The speedtest site obviously can, but the site you are downloading from is not.

You have to realize that not every website has a 300mb pipe feeding it. You are limited to the bandwidth that the site allows you to use. I've seen this issue even on a 12mb connecting like I have. Not all websites can supply the full speed that you have available to you. The speedtest site obviously can, but the site you are downloading from is not.

*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

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I see slowdowns consistently across a variety of big name sites: Google, Youtube, Yahoo, etc... I seem to need to reboot my router daily which does seem to help (or it could just be a sugar pill). No matter how sluggish websites are to load, speedtest always reports above 150-200mbps.

 

I see slowdowns consistently across a variety of big name sites: Google, Youtube, Yahoo, etc... I seem to need to reboot my router daily which does seem to help (or it could just be a sugar pill). No matter how sluggish websites are to load, speedtest always reports above 150-200mbps.

 

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