on February 4th got a email about someone on this account watched a unauthorized youtube video and that youtube will be throttled down to 256k for 5 days the e-mail came from verizon it has been more than 5 days and youtube still is very slow to the point that videos are unwatchable
i know youtube sucks, but i doubt verizon would actually do that. as stated by smith, i'd like to see this e-mail.
to check on what is really going on, when on a youtube video, right click it, and click video info. this will show an overlay containing a bunch of statistical data. in this area there is an http speed meter. if this really is stuck at 256kbps, you should call verizon and demand that they remove this cap, as what they are doing is likely illegal. there is no such thing as an unauthorized youtube video, every video on youtube is free for anyone to watch!
also, as this sounds fishy, you might also want to consider running a virus scan, as well as a spyware scan (using spybot s&d), as there might be something on your computer that's doing it.
I dont have the e-mail any more because I thought it was a scam some of the details that i remember that
Dear "my name" Someone watched an unauthorized youtube video concert "had a link to the video" on your account, and youtube will be throttled to 256kbps for five days. for more info visit "verizon website" for more information
when i right click on the youtube video and click on show video info the tagstreamplayer, HTTP. never exceeds 256kbps but when i use a VPN connection youtube work better