Verizon indirectly admitted they are purposefully throttling Netflix traffic

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  1. dgstorm

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    Are we surprised? With Comcast and Verizon "extorting" money from Netflix and T-Mobile offering streaming services that don't count against data usage, Net Neutrality is getting close to being out the window and gone forever.

    People need to pay close attention because the FCC and Mr. Wheeler are going to fundamentally change the way the internet works if things continue.
     
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    I use VyprVPN as well!!

    It is only a matter of time before Verizon blocks that too, though most people do not know what a VPN connection is.

    Consumers should not have to pay for a VPN service on top their internet service and Netflix.
     
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    VZW is not the only provider throttling streaming services. Charter is choking the #&$^ out of Acorn TV to the point it is unwatchable. Lost video, buffering and long load times are the norm.
    When Wheeler destroys Net Nuetrality, we will have to live with the consequences. It you have not gone to the FCC site and voiced your opinion, please do so. This is your only opportunity to be heard at the Federal Level. Otherwise, live with it and don't cry afterwards...
     
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    I know a lot of people in my industry are filing their comments. Unrelated but similar, they are also trying to restrict the 5Ghz band for unlicensed use in such a way that the company I work for could potentially go out of business.
     
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    The sad part is, there were less that 200 thousand signatures on the net neutrality white house petition. People either have no clue what net neutrality is or just don't seem to care.

    tap'n on my S5
     
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    I've got a 100Mbps Verizon Fios connection at my house. As soon as I set up a PureVPN service, it was a night and day difference on Netflix. It's so easy to see. I'm glad Verizon is getting called out on it. The more public shaming they get for this the better.

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