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Time discovers Net Neutrality

2014-02-19 20:00:43.257914+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Whoah: Time: Here’s Why Your Netflix Is Slowing Down. About the Netflix vs Verizon peering dispute. That this is going to get worse is not news to the rest of us, but that a high profile mainstream media outlet is finally on to this is.

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-19 21:52:58.69461+00 by: Dan Lyke

Why Even A Net Neutrality Rewrite Wouldn’t Alleviate Slow Netflix Service:

Cogent Communications, one of Netflix’s largest bandwidth vendors, said last summer that Verizon had previously opened up new ports to ease or prevent congestion when traffic hit around 50% capacity, but that the telecom giant had recently begun letting some ports reach 100% capacity without acting.

Which goes back to the ol' n2 problem of networks, and why Netflix has caching boxes in the data centers of cooperating ISPs.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-20 03:35:32.897339+00 by: meuon

What we have noticed is Netflix freezing and rebuffering at exactly 1:29 on the last 4 movies in a row via Comcast.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-20 17:44:27.987846+00 by: TheSHAD0W

#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-20 23:00:40.261607+00 by: meuon [edit history]

As the bumper sticker on my trick says, sarcastically: "Oh well, I wasn't using my Civil Rights Anyway..."

Most people don't notice the loss of freedom until it impacts someting very tangible. In 'Merica, Netflix is tangible.