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comcraptic

@comcast.net

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Problems watching Youtube clips - I hate comcast throttling.

I hate comcast throttling, I can't even watch Youtube HD clips.



EG
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Re: I hate comcast throttling.

How do you know for a fact that you are being "throttled" ?

Could you have a basic connectivity issue ?

Want help ? Do this: »Comcast High Speed Internet FAQ »How To Get Help!



captain456

@gci.com

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reply to comcraptic

I would bet anything you are not being throttled.



man1

@comcast.net
reply to comcraptic

I have not noticed any throttling.



Ikyuao

join:2007-02-26
Wichita, KS
reply to comcraptic

It could be google issue of clogging the network traffic bandwidth of youtube.com that's no big deal. Feel free to find right ISP but fiber optical ISP is highly recommended that is high end internet connection.
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EG
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said by Ikyuao:

Feel free to find right ISP but fiber optical ISP is highly recommended that is high end internet connection.
This may not turn out to be a *last mile* issue at all..

If it isn't, fiber for the last mile won't make any difference for them.


anony101

@comcast.net
reply to comcraptic

During normal times I get the full 6Mbps on downloads but during peak times it goes down to 200KB. It would seam that certain areas are way over subscribed.

Expand your moderator at work


sortofageek
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reply to comcraptic

(topic move) Problems watching TV on HULU.com ... throttling?

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The post that was here (and all 1 followups to it), has been moved to a new topic .. »Problems watching TV on HULU.com ... throttling?



sortofageek
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reply to EG

Re: I hate comcast throttling.

said by EG:

How do you know for a fact that you are being "throttled" ?

Could you have a basic connectivity issue ?

Want help ? Do this: »Comcast High Speed Internet FAQ »How To Get Help!
EG has a good idea here. Why not wait to see if the OP can be helped?

If others of you are having issues, please start your own topic and give the requested info as well.


inferno4

join:2008-07-06
reply to comcraptic

Re: Problems watching Youtube clips - I hate comcast throttling.

I don't think its comcast as my friend has DSL and he is having the same issues. I think its youtube's slow download servers that are causing this...


andyross
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join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
reply to comcraptic

There was a big thread about this 'throttling' a few months ago. The general consensus is that it's an issue with YouTube being overloaded at times.


brianiscool

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Tampa, FL
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reply to comcraptic

His cheap computer probably can't handle YouTube lol



jlivingood
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Philadelphia, PA
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reply to andyross

Comcast does not "throttle" YouTube or Hulu

said by andyross:

There was a big thread about this 'throttling' a few months ago. The general consensus is that it's an issue with YouTube being overloaded at times.
I can tell you we're definitely *not* throttling YouTube or Hulu.

Jason
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JL
Comcast

lynxy

join:2003-07-27
Danvers, MA

Re: Problems watching Youtube clips - I hate comcast throttling.

Youtube is only overloaded with comcast, not Verizon DSL, question - why?



jlivingood
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said by lynxy:

Youtube is only overloaded with comcast, not Verizon DSL, question - why?
Dunno, but start by posting a traceroute from CC and VZ to YouTube. It may also matter where in the CC or VZ network you are, as the route paths to YouTube likely differ within each network.

Jason
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JL
Comcast


noc3x

@comcast.net
reply to lynxy

said by lynxy:

Youtube is only overloaded with comcast, not Verizon DSL, question - why?
Youtube (as well as all major geographically dispersed content) controls their global load balancing via source IP address. Since they are in control of where the content is served from, it is very possible that the server you are using is different than someone else at Comcast or the one via VZ.

I'd recommend the basic network troubleshooting and if the issue appears outside of Comcast, contact YouTube support.

Perhaps you should change your title as it is highly inaccurate.

andyross
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reply to comcraptic

Here's a link to the original discussion:
»YouTube very slow?



djcrazy

@comcast.net
reply to comcraptic

I doubt its comcast this time. You can get a program called VDownloader to download the clips locally and watch.Whether Comcast or my friends dsl,I can see the speed fluctuate and slow down on download.This behavior is similar for streaming.