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Verizon made an enemy tonight

I pay [Verizon FiOS] for 75 mbps down, 35 mbps up on my Fios connection. This Netflix video streams at 375 kbps (or 0.375 mbps – 0.5% of the speed I pay for) at the fastest. I was shocked. Then I decided to try connecting to a VPN service to compare. […] [O]n Fios it streams at 375 kbps at the fastest. The experience sucks. It takes an eternity to buffer. Then I connect to a VPN (in this case VyprVPN) and I quickly get up to full speed at 3000 kbps (the max on Netflix), about 10x the speed I was getting connecting directly via Verizon. […] It seems absurd to me that adding another hop via a VPN actually improves streaming speed. Clearly it’s not Netflix that doesn’t have the capacity. It seems that Verizon are deliberately dragging their feet and failing to provide service that people have paid for. Verizon, tonight you made an enemy, and doing my own tests have proven (at least to me) that you’re in the wrong here. – Colin Nederkoorn, Customer.io via iamnotaprogrammer http://ift.tt/WgDMMN