·Time Warner Cable
Provide the pipe Paid subscription is nice and dandy but if their pipe can't support the requests, I see serious flaws in this.
As it is, trying to stream anything from YouTube in the evening these days has been a dead crawl while everything else works without an issue.
I understand this can be limited to route, congestion, etc. but I am not willing to pay cash to watch a buffer screen. That goes for any service; cable, tv, netflix, etc.
Santa Monica, CA
It ain't the pipe or the hardware.
YouTube does that at 240p on 35M Fios most any day of the week, as it does on 15M cable pipes too.
We don't access YouTube much, but for anything memorable, the only way to assure reasonable playback is to capture the stream for local playback.
reply to Trebonious
The only flaw with this is caps and overages, unless Google does the same they're doing in other countries and paying for a Tier2 Internet. AT&T has already made comment about charging them and this will help them even more, especially with others coming out and claiming that Google pays them to get on the 'net.