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YouTube, Netflix Videos Found to Be Slowed by Wireless Carriers
« on: September 05, 2018, 12:23:06 PM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-04/youtube-and-netflix-throttled-by-carriers-research-finds

By Olga Kharif
September 4, 2018

The largest U.S. telecom companies are slowing internet traffic to and from popular apps like YouTube and Netflix, according to new research from Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

The researchers used a smartphone app called Wehe, downloaded by about 100,000 consumers, to monitor which mobile services are being throttled when and by whom, in what likely is the single largest running study of its kind.

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Re: YouTube, Netflix Videos Found to Be Slowed by Wireless Carriers
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 12:33:57 PM »
The free market will work it out.  Besides what I read says it has little effect on viewing as it is still in DVD quality and not buffered.  “If you want high-definition video, you can pay more, the carriers say.”

And that is what it is all about.  You have to pay to play. 
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