said by jk111:
I don't know how you can say it's not a Verizon issue. Earlier traceroutes I've posted show timeouts at verizon peering points, as well as alter peering points, and alter (MCI) is owned by Verizon now. This is a Verizon issue.
I've tried to explain you can't use ping for diagnostics, no one listens
I've tried to explain peering, people don't get it
Verizon isn't the issue, its the paths outside of the network which continually show up at the peering points, meaning your going from Verizons network, which is vastly larger in capacity to any other network ( in capacity ) in the US, to smaller networks, that can't handle the traffic
YouTube/Google is all messed up with the volume of traffic they don't have the peering to support the requests, HD support only makes things worse
Gaming sites are low budget and are constantly getting hosed by over subscription
The bottom line is, the internet has now matches our highway system for performance, when everyone get on it, there are area's that get traffic jams
There are intermittent times within Verizon do have slowdowns, usually a failed router or router table opps maybe a fiber line got cut, but almost all the time it's out Verizon's network.
The issue isn't Verizon, its the expectation that you can get low latency connections to anywhere, anytime .. that is gone forever, well until they implement for pay QOS, so your "important" traffic get priority for a hefty fee .. coming to a bill near you sometime this decade.
If you still believe I'm wrong, I encourage you to switch to you favorite alternative internet provider .. you then will realize its a much bigger issue then Verizon