Dear Lifehacker, Signed, Dear Up,once or twice in the past, but it never hurts to get a refresher. For that, let's turn to our pal Amit from Digital Inspiration: Advertisement The following is republished with permission from Digital Inspiration . You have a fairly good Internet connection at home and regular web sites load pretty quickly in your browser. However, the speed seems to go down while you are watching videos on YouTube or are trying to download files through a torrent client. If you observe such a speed pattern quite frequently, chances are that your ISP could be rate limiting your traffic for certain bandwidth intensive operations. To give you an example, if your regular download speed is 100 kB/s, YouTube videos could be streaming at a speed of 30 kB/s due to rate limiting by the ISP. Is your ISP limiting your download speeds? You can run the Glasnost test in your browser to determine whether or not your ISP is following any such tactic to manipulate your … [Read more...] about How Can I Find Out If My ISP Is Limiting My Download Speed?