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lokiebunny wrote:Well, as far as I know that, weather condition will never slow down your internet speed talk about the satellite connection that you could be affected but cable broadband I don't think so.Severe weather absolutely 100% without a doubt can slow down or stop things on any type of connection. The thing to understand is that it doesn't need be your weather or your own link to your ISP for it to happen. All it takes is a weather related event such as a broken line or power outage somewhere between you and a site you are connecting to. Also, even though the internet is supposed to be decentralized there are large hubs of traffic that have formed. If one of these are disrupted it can greatly slow or even stop IP traffic for an entire region.
Sunflogun wrote:I don't think cold weather makes any difference if we are using cable. As for wifi to be honest I don't think so either, but to be honest I am not totally sure.As it was said in the other posts, weather can severily affect internet speed, if not the actual connection, shuting it down... I'm not surprised by this, because nowadays cable internet is used a lot and everyone know that under raining weather (with strong winds) it's very common that electricty lines are cuted because of accidents related to traffic, trees going down and against the wires etc. So if some internet wire gets cuted down I have no doubt that the internet will be compromised if they have no other way of reaching a certain area!
pwarbi wrote:@nytegeek well with the kind of severe weather conditions were talking about here, if we have a roof now we might not for much longer!I can really call it severe weather, its just about 15% cold and there's no rain. what we have is heavy clouds and very heavy mist. well sometimes it showers.
As for WiFi signal being affected, the WiFi is only as good as the connection it's getting from the ISP so the same argument stands. Severe weather can affect your service. Cold weather not so much.
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