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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Pbo website disappears in evening

    Hi Folks,

    Getting on the PBO website in the morning and early afternoon is fine, but in the evening clicking on PBO all that appears are adverts at the top of a page, usually sailing related.Cannot access the homepage ,forum etc and all very frustrating.Should note that our broadband speed drops in late afternoon, apparently not unusual in rural parts. Any ideas

    Many thanks

    Rob

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    WilliamUK is offline Registered User
    Location : Manchester, UK
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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyrob View Post
    Should note that our broadband speed drops in late afternoon, apparently not unusual in rural parts. Any ideas
    Not unusual anywhere. It's called throttling.
    After a day of running well, things slow down around 3 to 4 when brats all over the country get home from school and start watching things on YouTube, talking nonsense and playing games.
    When mummy and daddy get home and fire up their online gadgetry things slow down further.

    To make sure everyone has some sort of access with the huge increase in numbers online at once, just about all ISPs cap the speeds your connection can operate at in anticipation of the spike in demand.

    As for the website - I dunno, but it could be something along those lines. More demand than the servers can cater to. Perhaps someone who knows will be along to answer that one though.
    William
    Blithe Spirit - Lark 1804.

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