Netflix GUILTY of Throttling

Tech and Science News: Netflix GUILTY of Throttling

The mighty have fallen. Netflix, defender of net neutrality, king of streaming video, admits they've been cutting the quality of video streams... for your own good. Guess Good Guy Netflix is just regular old Guy Netflix now.

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  • Phantasos12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    "Good guy Netflix, violating net neutrality on your behalf." ...I know you're just going for a cheap joke, but Netflix choosing to lower it's own bitrate has absolutely nothing to do with the issues that relate to what is called "Net Neutrality". Later on in the video you say that the rulings on Net Neutrality "...are a bit grayer when it comes to actual content platforms like Netflix" No, they are not gray at all. A content provider can provide whatever level of service they so choose, so long as they are not lying about the level of service they are providing. If they are lying then that's just a case of everyday fraud. Has nothing to do with Net Neutrality.

  • eric33023 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I mean, as long as this doesn't cause me to buffer Netflix I am fully fine with this type of throttling. Because it's throttling meant to help me, not meant to hamper my enjoyment of the product. I don't watch Netflix on my phone for the very reason that they say they are throttling me. Because it takes up too much data.

  • MartyGras2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I know I can and have set a warning and a cap on my phone for how much data I use, so I cannot go over.

  • Wynaro FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The First

    1 year ago

    Fight Fight Fight! Kiss Kiss Kiss!

  • Bscaggs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I love how fancy they make John Legere's last name sound. It is really not as exciting (Ledg-er) but it is really amazing to watch him speak in person. But as far as watching videos on my phone I am more interested with what it being said than the quality of it. While not ideal if I want to watch something and pay attention to it visually I will just mark it and watch it later on my computer.

  • ganglius FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ganglius

    1 year ago

    Couldn't care less about that. I just want to watch all the shows on the service I'm paying for. Australia has such a limited collection of tv shows and movies.

  • Zenosfire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Yeah, but it was only on Mobile, not on all networks. Seems like a fishing for views to me...


  • The14th FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Only on mobile, don't care.

  • TheRTV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Round Peg in Square Hole

    1 year ago

    In all seriousness, you can hit your bandwidth easy on 4G data. [Cough Cough RT Podcast]. Although I've only watched Netflix on my phone when I was too lazy to get up from bed, but it did look good.

  • skittle5 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This isn't violating net neutrality, just like a private employer firing you for being racist isn't violating your first amendment rights. Net neutrality doesn't say that service providers have to provide as much bandwidth as possible, it means that ISPs shouldn't be throttling bandwidth of other services.

  • Baldur5 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    How many people actually watch netflix on their phones? That honestly sounds like the shittiest way to watch a video

    • Fuckin-Clone FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      not just phones, phablets and tablets as well. Handy when on road trips or just to pass the time while out.

    • Orac FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Holding on to "Sponsor"

      1 year ago

      Does chromecast from a phone/tablet count?

  • PadawanShitface FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Eh, it's mobile. I understand, and many apps won't let you raise the quality on videos when you're not on wifi. Slippery slope and all i get it, just doesn't seem that bad

  • jessemcbeath FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I don't trust these girls. I think they might be lying to me.