Well I had to restore my iPod and didn't have the firmware, so am downloading it from Apple. I am throttled and it's downloading at 300-500KB/s? That's fast for being throttled! I figured It would be hours before I could get it. My question is, are downloads from Apple throttled? This is where I downloaded from http://appldnld.apple.com. It was 347mb and it completed in around 10 min. I wish everything was this fast being throttled
Thanks for sharing. What's funny is the fact that a few people reported having slow downloads on Apple and Google Play stores, which would not necessarily be attributed to our service. We do not throttle a specific service or application. This mostly has to do with those hosts themselves. I'm glad to hear your experiencing a good speed even while out of data allowance.
EDIT: Just a thought, most devices when restored have less services and apps installed that could potentially be using up bandwidth(push notifications etc). This could be part of the reason why it is more of a smooth process as well.