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Netflix Workaround?

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CaptainSTX
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In theory If Fios direct connects to Netflix many people can down grade to a less expensive/ slower  Internet plan and save money and have great streaming.

 

To watch a single stream of Netflix you don't need  a 75/35 or even a 50/25 plan.

 

With an ISP that has low latency and and a uncongested peering points a 10 Mbps connection would be enough for a very good to excellent HD connection to Netflix.

 

When I was living in the Virgin Islands I seldom had any problems streaming on my 5 Mbps connection using a Roku.

 

Currently Verizon is up selling people to faster plans as the uniformed  masses believe this will make their streaming better.

anonFios
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@CaptainSTX wrote:

In theory If Fios direct connects to Netflix many people can down grade to a less expensive/ slower  Internet plan and save money and have great streaming.


There's no reason not to do that now, regardless of whether Verizon and Netflix directly peer.

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@CaptainSTX wrote:

In theory If Fios direct connects to Netflix many people can down grade to a less expensive/ slower  Internet plan and save money and have great streaming.

 

To watch a single stream of Netflix you don't need  a 75/35 or even a 50/25 plan.

 

With an ISP that has low latency and and a uncongested peering points a 10 Mbps connection would be enough for a very good to excellent HD connection to Netflix.

 

When I was living in the Virgin Islands I seldom had any problems streaming on my 5 Mbps connection using a Roku.

 

Currently Verizon is up selling people to faster plans as the uniformed  masses believe this will make their streaming better.



Higher speed (above about 5 mbps) were never needed.

toptek
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I SAID what will  this do to  gaming  ?

 

 

That so hard to understand  ? ..

 

 

 

 

 

SIGH

 

IF this is true  http://www.businessinsider.com.au/verizon-broadband-costs-could-go-up-2014-2

 

 

NETFLIX would be the  start of a   pricing jack up  if the US GOV doesn't do some thing   ...

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"In theory If Fios direct connects to Netflix many people can down grade to a less expensive/ slower  Internet plan and save money and have great streaming."

 

Netflix streams Super HD @ 7 Mbps, so the whole Verizon Quantum / Wireless N router sales pitch is superfluous.

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