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Does the internet slow down on NYE?

NorthEasterner
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Does the internet slow down on NYE?

Does the internet slow down on New Years Eve?
Would be understandable if it did.
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RichAllen
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Re: Does the internet slow down on NYE?

Probably does, because everyone and his dog is sending emails, Facebooking or Tweeting happy new year to their friends and/or family.
TORPC
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Re: Does the internet slow down on NYE?

@RA
Not everyone, as there are those that are too young / disabled / would never contemplate to use the devices that utilises the services you have mentioned
And that equates to a lot of babies and toddlers and pensioners for starters  Roll eyes Wink Cheesy
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Re: Does the internet slow down on NYE?

@NorthEasterner, just done a speed check and everything is normal. No slowdown at all.
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Re: Does the internet slow down on NYE?

Or does it get faster ? - as many people using it will be slower than usual, due to their alcohol intake !  Wink
myredhotcar
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Re: Does the internet slow down on NYE?

The series of tubes could get blocked. The internet is not a big truck. Your personal internet might get tangled up with things going on in the internet commercially, there will be enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts amounts of material filling the tubes.
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Re: Does the internet slow down on NYE?

I would imagine it'd slow considerably if everyone celebrated New Year at the same time.

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TORPC
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Re: Does the internet slow down on NYE?

wonder how many local exchanges will get congested issue(s) at 23:59:59 > 00:00 at many a person will want to try and be the 1st to get their message(s) across the infrastructure 
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Re: Does the internet slow down on NYE?

I remember in the late '90s and early noughties struggling to send New year's texts with many not going or being received to after 3 or 4 am.
Haven't done so for many years - does it still get that congested?

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TORPC
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Re: Does the internet slow down on NYE?

@Mav
I remember those days, and ever since has always waited at least 10-15 mins for it to calm down a bit
However will be re-testing the theory later (watch this space(if it doesnt slow too much)) ;P
some of the smaller exchanges are the most likely one(s) to become congested
RichAllen
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Re: Does the internet slow down on NYE?

Quote from: TORPC

And that equates to a lot of babies and toddlers and pensioners for starters  Roll eyes Wink Cheesy
Do you catch my drift ?Huh

Most babies and Pensioners are in bed early anyway, even on NYE, so that's a non issue.
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Re: Does the internet slow down on NYE?

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everyone and his dog

You might offend a lot of housewives / girlfriends with that kind of talk Roll eyes
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Re: Does the internet slow down on NYE?

It will get clogged by "posting whores" who want to be the ones to send the first email of 2014.

RoosterUK
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Re: Does the internet slow down on NYE?

Well it just slowed down majorly, and a load of gateways disappeared too, hope it sorts out soon, maybe not a good night for the techs!
Be good if they could put it up on the service status!
TORPC
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Re: Does the internet slow down on NYE?

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everyone and his dog

You might offend a lot of housewives / girlfriends with that kind of talk Roll eyes

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