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Feb5

It’s Not a “Throttling” Issue

Earlier this morning, an item posted to Hacker News sparked some social dialogue and media inquiries around a customer Netflix issue.

In response, Verizon gave the following statement: “We treat all traffic equally, and that has not changed. Many factors can affect the speed a customer experiences for a specific site, including, that site’s servers, the way the traffic is routed over the Internet, and other considerations.  We are looking into this specific matter, but the company representative was mistaken. We are going to redouble our representative education efforts on this topic.”

We’ve addressed some of the technical and policy issues on this topic in the past, which you can read here.

Broadband, Interconnection, Netflix, Peering