Archive for July 23, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Verizon Made an Enemy Tonight

Colin Nederkoorn (via Landon Fuller):

This Netflix video streams at 375 kbps (or 0.375 mbps – 0.5% of the speed I pay for) at the fastest. I was shocked. Then I decided to try connecting to a VPN service to compare.

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It seems absurd to me that adding another hop via a VPN actually improves streaming speed.

Clearly it’s not Netflix that doesn’t have the capacity. It seems that Verizon are deliberately dragging their feet and failing to provide service that people have paid for.