I'm convinced that this is already occurring in my area. It seems like every week EDGE is just a smidgen slower than the previous week.
OK, WTF, I thought I was going crazy... But I'm not now that I know others are experiencing these oddities.
Just today I was cruising a picture blog site that I know doesn't get traffic, because it's mine lol, but anyway, it took 9 minutes to load up the first page of just 6 images at no more than 200k each. 9 minutes! ! !
I have been doing this all last week to show friends my vacation pictures that I haven't put on my phone yet. Each and every time it was on EDGE without WiFi enabled, and it was the same, if not better, as having a 56k connection. I'm totally fine with that, it's how I was raised, lol, but lately I'm lucky to even get that performance.
I noticed the issue with network speed today at work around 2:30pm pst.