Broadband 'Speed Clipping' Spikes 400 Percent

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The number of US broadband users who regularly push the upper limits of their provisioned internet speed at the 9 pm hour increased 400 percent from May 2020 - September 2021, according to new data provided by analytics and software provider OpenVault. The phenomenon is known as "speed clipping." OpenVault says it occurs most often with multiple members of a subscribing household simultaneously taxing the network with high-bandwidth applications such as video streaming, video gaming and video conferencing. The threshold for speed clipping occurs when the household uses 80% or more of its provisioned speed. And speed clipping kills ... network efficiency, resulting in unnecessary service interruptions and trouble calls, OpenVault says.

Broadband 'Speed Clipping' Spikes 400%