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jlivingood
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join:2007-10-28
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
Premium,VIP
join:2007-10-28
Philadelphia, PA
kudos:2

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.