Link: The Mystery of the Slow Downloads ☍

Shared on March 6, 2018

Cabel Sasser:

A few months ago, a complaint started popping up from users downloading or updating our apps: “Geez, your downloads are really slow!”

If you work in support, you probably have a reflexive reaction to a complaint like this. It’s vague. There’s a million possible factors. It’ll probably resolve itself by tomorrow. You hope. Boy do you hope.

Except… we also started noticing it ourselves when we were working from home. When we’d come in to the office, transfers were lightning fast. But at home, it was really, seriously getting hard to get any work done remotely at all.

So, maybe there was something screwy here?

This is a great story of when something weird happens and (without spoiling the ending) a specific large company doing what most people wouldn’t expect‐fixing the issue.

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