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Comments on news posted 2013-01-03 08:58:50: Several European ISPs, some of which operate YouTube competitors, are under investigation by European regulators for intentially slowing down YouTube traffic. ..


devnuller

join:2006-06-10
Cambridge, MA

How are the ISPs slowing traffic?

YouTube is connected to every transit ISP out there and can send through different routes at will. Are the ISPs using some sort of shaper that only impacts YouTube?


PapaMidnight

join:2009-01-13
Baltimore, MD
said by devnuller:

YouTube is connected to every transit ISP out there and can send through different routes at will. Are the ISPs using some sort of shaper that only impacts YouTube?

Pretty much. Shaping the CDN is good enough to get the job done.
Least they're only shaping... not that such is good. We've had instances at work where our entire CDN is blocked by certain ISPs in certain countries who will go unnamed (this makes it HELL to support our international users).

Kamus

join:2011-01-27
El Paso, TX

I'll second that.

I don't know if it's my ISP or if it's YouTube (i think it's my ISP, Telmex) but YouTube is pretty much unusable on weekdays during the day.
I know it's not any sort of network congestion because as soon as i turn on my VPN the problem magically goes away and i can load 1080p videos with no issues. With the VPN off i'll be lucky if i can load 360p videos during the day.

Ever since i started using fiber i noticed that Telmex uses traffic shaping in a lot of ways. Like for instance if i try to send files to pretty much ANY ISP that isn't Telmex the speed will be heavily throttled (and i mean HEAVILY). But if try sending a file to any popular ISP with the VPN turned on the speed is back to normal.

I don't think they get the point of what "upgrading" means.
I should point out, that when i was on DSL Telmex didn't use traffic shaping at all.