why do some file transfers have such variable transfer speeds?

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like for example if there is a lot of smaller files, it seems to really make the transfer speed slow down. but some transfers in general seem to have completely random transfer speeds, why aren’t they able to use the full bandwidth of the connection?

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Some cloud services (like myairbridge) deliberately slow down file transfers after a while so that they can offer faster speeds for paying customers. Many other file hosting websites do this. Others just have many users connected and you only get a small piece of their “bandwidth pie”, which may vary a lot.