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Netflix is slow lately on FIOS

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Namronorman
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@db909 wrote:

Yeah this is definitely a FIOS issue.  I moved this past month about 20 miles and went from Suddenlink 10/2 to FIOS 50/25.  Netflix on FIOS has been terrible since day 1.  It was better on Suddenlink 10/2 which is kind of sad.  The speed for everything else has been great on FIOS.


If Suddenlink is still available in your area and you're within 30 days, my suggestion is to cancel immediately if you want to avoid an early termination fee.

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@Namronorman wrote:

@db909 wrote:

Yeah this is definitely a FIOS issue.  I moved this past month about 20 miles and went from Suddenlink 10/2 to FIOS 50/25.  Netflix on FIOS has been terrible since day 1.  It was better on Suddenlink 10/2 which is kind of sad.  The speed for everything else has been great on FIOS.


If Suddenlink is still available in your area and you're within 30 days, my suggestion is to cancel immediately if you want to avoid an early termination fee.


 

Even if Suddenlink was available in my new area, that would be a pretty stupid decision unless you base your ISP needs solely upon the abililty to watch Netflix.  Besides now that the press has outed what is going on, I expect Verizon and Cogent to kiss and make up.

 

If Verizon was not worried about competing with Netflix they would have joined Open Connect a long time ago and we'd all be able to get Netflix in Super HD.

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If anyone is curious as to what 235kbit streaming looks like. Thanks, Verizon FiOS and your super-outstanding-awesome service!

 

http://i.imgur.com/A3LtX4N.jpg

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Any update...?

Namronorman
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Bad news:

 

Still running terrible. I'm wondering if this is a combination of Cogent and BPON networks becoming overly saturated.

 

WinMTR statistics
Host%SentRecvBestAvrgWrstLast
firewall.*.com029347293470020
108.39.200.1129325293212518544

 

MTR data from roughly midnight to 9am from my network to the local verizon gateway. Latency spikes and packet loss. Sounds like a problem to me, no?

 

Good news:

 

I'm no longer under contract with Verizon 🙂

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I streamed Netflix in high definition ALL NIGHT LONG and it was wonderful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now if only I could do the same thing on Verizon Fios...

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People need to pay close attention to what is going on in a lawsuit between verizon and the fcc because what is at stake is the future of the internet where customers who pay for internet service while they also pay for access to certain websites could be the ones who end up losing big time based on what that decision is. If the isps win then that means that they can pick and choose which websites they will make it impossible for their customers to have access to simply because they are not getting paid and if the fcc wins they will now have a legal ruling that they can use to go after a isp if their customers complain about being intentionally throttled to favor those own isp's paid services. What is at stake is not only the future of the internet but also what customers use right now. Google, youtube (who is owned by google), hulu, amazon, and netflix are just a few of the websites who online users could be complaining a lot more about not having access to if the decision goes the way the isps want it to go. From that point on it really will be a guessing game as to which isp is feuding with a certain website all because the isp is not getting paid by that webiste because their customers want access to it. Google "verizon fcc" to read more about what is going on. People need  to hope that if the isps win the use of the internet will not be made to be so difficult that people will not even want to turn on their computers any more because of the insanity of isps choosing to discriminate against websites to allow their users access to them and if they do that the experience will not be so bad that it will make people want to switch to another provider only to go through that same experience all over again after they have signed a 2 year contract.

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I am having an issue with Netflix and Verizon FIOS. I have performed speed tests both using the Verizon speed test and also two other independent speed test websites. All have reported 15/5 speed. Netflix is reporting my connection speed as 3 Mbps. However when I start a video the initial speed as shown in task manager, is around 15 Mbps. Then after 10 to 15 seconds the speed drops way down. The HD button never shows on the screen.

 

The only thing I can say is that it looks like an issue between Verizon and Netflix. Both are accusing the other of the problem.

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Well, you can only point your finger at others so many times before you make it back to yourself. Verizon is pointing the finger at the likes of LLNW, Akamai, and Level3 now. I seriously doubt they're having issues on THEIR end. Also, it doesn't help that Verizon has its own "competing" product now in addition to the fact that the current CEO could not care less about wired services when there's so much money to be made in wireless.

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I have this problem most of the time lately. It is very frustrating. I wish Verizon would do something about it

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