I've also been getting very inconsistent download speeds on my PSN downloads. I think this may be due to more competition on the data center, when it was just one or two ISP's who were in the hosting business it was easier to get good quality (less likely to be hit by a DDoS), but now there's so much competition it's getting harder to get the quality that I'm used to.
Cable is a terrible medium for data connectivity, especially at high bit rates and the speeds I've been getting are dead in the water compared to what I've had in the past. I'm now getting about 5-6MBps on my PSN downloads. That's with my router being in non-rest mode. (connection is encrypted too. Key for me is that when I'm in non-rest mode, I can get downloads up to 10MBps to the router if I set it to a static IP.)
I personally think the PS Now service is useless, I'll stick to what I have now, call of duty, fifa, battlefield and a few other games that I'm interested in, I've got a dedicated router and desktop, and everything will be fine, and if I want something more I'll just download it myself.
@neolit this is not a valid answer. The speeds that the PSN service get after the initial'request to download' are caused by your internet connection. It's not some esoteric line of reasoning. It's like saying 'The power plant is out so the electricity is off'. I've got an unlimited VF data package and I get about 10-30Mb/s download speed from the PSN for games that are not cached. It's not the opposite of that. It's a separate thing. Not every internet connection results in the same download speed. Every connection is different. None of them are the same. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
Weird. I just downloaded GTA V, and the first time I selected the 4.0GB variant, and then the 2.3GB variant. The 2.3GB variant was slower. I then got rid of the 4.0GB variant and the 2.3GB variant was faster. I'm not sure how to interpret this... I'll see if I can get a screenshot of the console. 827ec27edc