My ISP provider released a data plan of 1GB, which roughly translates as a download speed of 100mb/s.

As an early adpoter of this ISP, I had too many good experiences with them to trust that they would deliver this download speed. However, to my dismay, I cannot surpass the 60mb/s download speed for steam, other than some random spikes.

After contacting my ISP, they claimed that steam may limit trafic on specific times and that is why I cannot get to my dream download speed.

My router is a Gigabit one, so it can handle the internet speeds.

My speed tests show 1 GB on fast and speedtest.

With all that in mind, is there any way to test or guarantee the max steam download speed?

I decided to post here instead of superuser because this may be a question of other gamers

  • While this is a more extreme example, Nexus Mods restricts un-subscribed mod downloads to 1mb/s. It's entirely possible that steam does indeed limit your maximum speed, but as to why, is likely unknown. Dec 9, 2020 at 13:34
  • I also opened a ticket on steam in case they can answer me about this limits. If I get a response I'll post here
    – Moacir
    Dec 9, 2020 at 13:41
  • Sort of related gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/359077/…
    – Timmy Jim
    Dec 9, 2020 at 13:55
  • 1GB means 100 mb/s? Don't you mean 100MB/s?
    – Mixxiphoid
    Dec 9, 2020 at 16:03
  • 2
    @Moacir what kind of drive do you have? at those speeds its not impossible your disk write speed is the bottleneck.
    – JBGreen
    Dec 9, 2020 at 17:30

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Steam answered me a minute ago:

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Since this is an official answer, I'll mark my question as answered

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