bandwidth spike, cable modem?
i have a question for anyone who knows something about networks. i just got a rca cable modem from optimum online about 2 weeks ago. early today i was watching my transfer rate running at about 1 mbs (my max speedtest is around 1.5). and then all of the sudden it started a steady climb up to 8mbs. it lasted for about 90 seconds or so then crashed down 2.5 (i was surfing and winmxing at the time). is this typical? I know those guys that got busted last week uncapped to about 17mbs, but 8mbs sounds really fast for $30.
what causes stuff like this? how can i look something like this up (without drawing attention to myself)? thanks in advance