Greetings fellows. This topic is probably just paranoia on my part, but I wanted confirmation from people who know.
So I live in Johar Town Lahore, I’ve been using ptcl dsl for close to a decade now, and have never faced much problems even while I was on copper earlier on. However, sadly my house is located on a main road. Recently, 5-6 software houses have opened up in my lane and since then my internet experience has been terrible.
The experience actually became terrible the moment when a plaza right next to my house began operating. They started a call centre on their upper floor (which they later changed to something else, Idk what exactly they do, Maybe graphics or something. All I know is people work there till like 3-4 in the night). My reason for thinking that the office next door is responsible for my poor network performance is that during the day (while the office is working), the net is terrible and it goes back to excellent form right around the time they close next door (late night around 3). Further, the same is the case with Sundays and any other public holidays. Net is actually great in those days.
Here’s the exact problems I face:
Terrible ping in DotA 2: 240ms+ at SEA. I get the standard 130 at night.
Terrible streaming experiences: Literally most sites stream terribly, especially twitch.tv. It used to be a great experience for me but no more.
Websites loading slowly
For some reason, direct downloads and torrents still get fine speeds, so not all is wrong.
So, could this possibly be an issue with the software houses close to my house? It specifically started when the plaza next door opened and it ran a call centre I believe.