06-24-2013 12:32 PM
I use comcast cable as well as internet. When I use Netflix during the day, I can watch with no problems and my connection speed can be as high as 50Mbs. However, whenever I try to watch in the evening, say around 9:00PM, I get very choppy video (starts and stops) and my speed is normally around .8 Mbs. When I check the internet speed from my computer at 9:00PM, it shows plenty of bandwidth.
What is going on?
06-26-2013 06:38 PM
It's clogged pipes between Netflix's servers and Comcast. There is alot of fighting between ISP's that are also video companies and Netflix. They refuse to join into Netflix's Open Connect delivery network, so everything is funneled through 3rd parties, and Comcast deliberately refuses to expand bandwith with them unless they pay $$$$$.
11-11-2013 03:15 AM
I have a similar problem and i spoke to Netflix team, after they ran some tests, it seems that there is a big variance in network speed from 0.2 Mbps and 10 Mbps and although they need only 5 Mpbs for a HD quality signal, the variation is so bad, that their app resorts to reducing the quality of the streaming.
The question is why there is so much variance when it should be continuously above a certain Mbps consistently.
Yes i have heard about the netflix network optimizer supported by the ISP, wonder why Comcast does not have such an optimizer.
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