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Netflix report suggests Comcast and Verizon FiOS speeds are slipping


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#1 OFFLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:39 AM

Netflix report suggests Comcast and Verizon FiOS speeds are slipping
 
Netflix's latest ISP speed report is out and compared to what we've seen before, there are a few surprises. Comcast and Verizon FiOS have dropped quite a bit in the last four months, while Google Fiber is once again at the top of the heap. Neither Comcast nor Verizon have slumped to DSL speeds, but given Comcast's history with net neutrality and Big Red's stake in Redbox, some might call their decreased data rates into question....
 
 
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:51 AM

I'm trying to find an article I read last week where a guy proved that Comcast was throttling his Netflix streaming. His solution was to use VPN which evidently blocks Comcast from identifying Netflix as the streaming agent.



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:12 PM

I'm trying to find an article I read last week where a guy proved that Comcast was throttling his Netflix streaming. His solution was to use VPN which evidently blocks Comcast from identifying Netflix as the streaming agent.

 

 

What would comcast gain by blocking netflix?


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:39 PM

What would comcast gain by blocking netflix?

 

Netflix is a competitor.....


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:55 PM

What would comcast gain by blocking netflix?

Mindshare and an enormous amount of subscription TV revenues; specifically those coming from premium movie plexes. Comcast appears to be asking $23.95 for one movie plex per month (the price goes down with additional plexes).

Any time customers (or potential customers) find ways around subscribing to Comcast's TV offerings, Comcast loses.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 09:31 AM

Mindshare and an enormous amount of subscription TV revenues; specifically those coming from premium movie plexes. Comcast appears to be asking $23.95 for one movie plex per month (the price goes down with additional plexes).

Any time customers (or potential customers) find ways around subscribing to Comcast's TV offerings, Comcast loses.

if net neutrality goes away, ISPs such as Comcast could ask us (customers) or DirecTV for more money to stream DirecTV content


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 01:35 AM

Also, if Comcast knows people are using streaming more, they can then up the price for 'full bandwidth' or other nonsense. They already cap most accounts at 25 gb per month.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 01:50 PM

They already cap most accounts at 25 gb per month.

Comcast clearly states that they are NOT capping and when they were contemplating it, the cap was 250GB.

They are obviously throttling, but that should not be confused with capping.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:04 PM

Certain states/markets are being capped. I've gotten a call for the past two months stating I was close to hitting the cap. 

 

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