My ISP, Rogers of Canada, throttles P2P's. I have cable, medium-high broadband.
Right now I am downloading an item that begins around 200 KB/s and then, over the course of a few minutes (5-20 minutes), goes down to around 5KB/s. I close eMule, wait a couple of minutes, re-open it and the download again begins at around 200 KB/s. A few minutes later it is back down to a crawl at around 5 KB/s. I've been doing this all evening, closing eMule, re-opening it. I'm getting the 700MB file downloaded OK this way, but it's a pain.
Is this "fast start and slow descent to a crawl" the result of ISP throttling, or does it seem like something else?