What is throttling?

Internet throttling is when your ISP intentionally limits your internet bandwidth or speed. Providers do this for a number of reasons, and it usually manifests as a sloth-like connection.

Why do ISPs throttle internet?

ISPs have a ton of reasons for throttling your internet. But these are the top four culprits:

  • Network congestion
  • Data caps
  • Paid prioritization
  • Forbidden activity

Network congestion

During times of heavy internet use in a single area, ISPs sometimes throttle everyone’s internet in that area. This makes it so all customers can at least access part of the network instead of some houses on the street having perfect service and others not being able to connect at all. This is most likely to happen during peak use hours from about 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Data caps

If you notice sluggish internet speeds toward the end of the month, it might be because you hit your data cap. Some ISPs limit how much high-speed data you can use in a billing cycle, and going over that cap can result in some bandwidth throttling.

Circumvent ISPs Blocking IPTV Services

IPTV streaming is increasingly being targeted by cable operators and their lawyers. This has led to some IPTV services being blocked by ISPs. One popular example is the blockage of IPTV services regularly exhibited during Premier League matches in the UK.

The easiest and most reliable way to ensure you can still stream despite ISP blocks is to use a VPN.

VPNs Can Improve Streaming ( IPTV ) Performance Due To Routing Issues

Can a VPN increase your internet speed? The answer is No. Why not? VPNs are only a part of the medium through which you connect to the internet. But VPNs can and may improve your streaming performance. They do so when the connection is channeled to a more powerful and less congested server.

If the VPN server is located close to the country where the content you want to watch is and the server is not crowded, your streaming can be much smoother than streaming without a VPN connection.

Also, since VPNs help you overcome throttling issues by rerouting traffic through their servers, this may increase streaming performance slightly.