Our worst fears have been realized now that there is word that AT&T is capping upload data speeds in certain cities. According to one user in NYC, upload speeds had been perfect, even allegedly better than his home broadband connection, until recently. Upload speeds in the New York City area were usually around 300-400kbps, but not it appears that several users are seeing attenuated speeds. More specifically, it seems that there is a 100kbps cap for uploads! Sad considering the network expansion recently in NYC.
At this point, there’s no telling whether this is temporary or permanent but it is extremely annoying for users who are trying to upload pictures, videos or anything else. There is word that this could be a result of an outage or maintenance, but we don’t know for sure just yet. It’s tough to say that it is a local or even a small, regional outage due to the fact that these cities all seem to be affected:
NYC, Central Jersey, Boston, Orlando, Seattle, South Jersey/Philly, Columbus, Cleveland, West Houston, Phoenix, Northern Colorado, St. Paul/Minesota, Suffolk County/Long Island, Quad Cities, South Jersey, Denver, Detroit Metro, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Fairfax, Minneapolis
We’re waiting to hear back from AT&T regarding this matter, so in the meantime let us know if you’re suffering data speed restrictions or if things are working just fine. Also feel free to comment if you live in one of the affected cities but don’t seem to have any upload speed issues.