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What one savvy Verizon customer did to get decent Netflix streaming

21
Jul
2014

The Net Neutrality-related Netflix vs Verizon fight over service quality continues with a new episode, as one FiOS customer managed to prove that Verizon may indeed be toying with Netflix streaming speeds, Ars Technica reports. Customer.io CEO Colin Nederkoorn tested his Netflix service writing on his blog that he found Netflix streaming at “375kbps (or 0.375mbps – 0.5% of the speed I pay for) at the fastest” on his Verizon connection. “I was shocked,” he said. “Then I decided to try connecting to a VPN service to compare.” “My hypothesis here was that by connecting to a VPN, my traffic might end up getting routed through uncongested tubes,” Nederkoorn wrote. “Basically, if Verizon is not upgrading the tubes that go

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