• Slow Downloads? Here's A Reason Why

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    People sometimes complain to us about slow download speeds from FlightSim.Com and we have to explain that it's not our fault, our servers are working correctly and other people are getting perfectly normal fast speeds.

    It all depends on how the Internet works in its entirety, and the path between you and us which is different for everyone. One person can have things working just fine while another person taking a different path to reach us can have problems.

    We just discovered this article that explains some recent problems, apparently due to Verizon intentionally slowing down access due to the large amount of bandwidth Netflix is using. The effect varies during the day and gets worse as the day goes on and more people are active.

    Read the complete article here.

    If you're a Verizon customer and are seeing this slow down it might be a good time to call them up and complain.

    16 Comments
    1. jdwiest2010's Avatar
      jdwiest2010 -
      Well it's fine for me.
    1. zanger01's Avatar
      zanger01 -
      Big routes like the Horseshoe Curve can take long, but I'm good in locomotives.
    1. philchorusch's Avatar
      philchorusch -
      Wow!! I find this a bit funny because I have never had any problems coming online to TrainSim.com throughout the years I've been here

      For moderm broadband and phone line (dialup) users need to discuss their issues with their phone company because that is where the problem is, not here at TrainSim.com or FlightSim.com

      The problem will be caused by line noise, which will cause your internet disconnecting or slow downloading

      I know this because I am a dialup user
    1. JosephBouchard's Avatar
      JosephBouchard -
      yap, it's not TrainSim.com or FlightSim.com 's problem, it's ISP 's problem, I spoke with my service provider.
    1. Eugen Filipescu's Avatar
      Eugen Filipescu -
      I have slow downloads too.
    1. zinalshah4's Avatar
      zinalshah4 -
      i have error occurring about simultaneous downloading limit. It wont let me download and i dont know why??
    1. pramod27's Avatar
      pramod27 -
      Download speeds at other sites are all good but only on this site they tend to be too slow. Dont know why.
    1. aritra2's Avatar
      aritra2 -
      My download speeds at all other sites are very fast , only very slow at this trainsim only...now it cannot be the service faults??
    1. rick's Avatar
      rick -
      Please remember that Unlimited download speeds and threads are
      available with our First Class Membership. It's only $30/year and
      really helps support the site. All the servers and bandwidth cost a
      considerable amount of money to run.

      Thank you for listening!
      Rick
    1. Cool Sobhan's Avatar
      Cool Sobhan -
      I get faster download speed in other websites..I don't know what happens in this website..I can't download files at a good internet speed even though my internet is working perfectly.
    1. gs5075842's Avatar
      gs5075842 -
      my download spedd is so low
    1. Nels_Anderson's Avatar
      Nels_Anderson -
      Have you considered getting a First Class Membership?

      Click on "Membership" in the blue menu bar at the top of the page.
    1. A pal's Avatar
      A pal -
      How can i buy a subscription in indian currency
    1. Nels_Anderson's Avatar
      Nels_Anderson -
      I don't know what is available to you, but we accept PayPal and credit cards which are available in most parts of the world.
    1. A pal's Avatar
      A pal -
      I want to say that can i buy a subscription in indian currency? (Not in dollars)
    1. Nels_Anderson's Avatar
      Nels_Anderson -
      If you have a credit card or PayPal the currency coversion will be handled for you.
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