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Nice article. I have FIOS and mine tops out at 3000 kbps at 1280X720 resolution using the test. The only difference however, my speed is twice that of the enraged customer. Thanks.
Verizon with an agenda... Shocking.
shocking. this is why we need net neutrality.
The 3000 kbps is the max Netflix currently puts out for HD stream speed.
We won't have it Thadeus, I don't know about you but I've lost all faith in our government being able to actually represent the people they're elected to represent. Big business now rules this country, they pay for elections, they have unlimited abilities to fund their candidates at the expense of the general population and they have trained a huge number of people to be conservatives by claiming that the government doesn't have their best interests at heart and a multi-billion-dollar corporation does.
Surprised that this has just been done... lol
3000 kbps is not the max, Netflix super HD 1920x1080 @ 5800 kbps is the max. Now not all devices can receive this; for example if your using windows only on windows 8 using the Netflix app can you get this.
heres the list of devices:
You can manually try forcing the bit-rate on any movie with "Ctrl+Shift+Option/Alt+S" (this will also tell you the current rate its streaming at)
but if your ISP is throttling it will probably never load. Super HD was orginally limited to ISPs that signed up and used netflix openconnect
That changed last Sept 2013 and they started allowing everyone to get it
Verizon will come up with a weak-ass excuse for these results, and then start throttling any stream that uses so much data.
Is anybody surprised at this?
Unfortunately, this doesnt actually prove anything. We dont know if he is doing split tunneling or if all traffi is going over the vpn.
He needed to do a traceroute to netflix before and after connecting to vpn.
Now dont get me wrong, what he is saying is probably true anyway, and i have been hating verizon lately... but he left room for doubt and did not properly prove his testing method.
verizon can steam redbox fine but throttles netflix there is something worng there
Javier isn't this your issue?
Figured this was kind of common knowledge by now.
Well duh. Anyone expecting good performance with Verizon should have their head examined. Their performance is awful on their cellular network... why would their home service be any better?