FiOS subscriber Colin Nederkoorn, a startup CEO who resides in New York City, pays for FiOS Internet that promised service of 75 Mbps download and 35 Mbps upload. However, his Netflix video streams were limping along at just 375 kbps (0.375mbps). Which is about only 0.5 percent of the speed he’s paying for. So on a lark he decided to connect to a Virtual Private Network service. What Nederkoorn found was that through this encrypted extra hop, which in all other cases would slow down network performance he saw nearly a 10x increase in Netflix performance.
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American multinational telecommunications and Internet service provider company Level3, is siding with Netflix in posting a letter from Level3′s Mark Taylor. In it they show how Verizon has just opened itself up to a world of hurt. It goes to show proof that Verizon is purposely throttling Netflix’s service to end customers who are on Verizon. This is something big, proof of possible criminal malfeasance of Verizon in blocking competition and fraud to their end customers.
More Than A Game, is a a documentary by Thomas Hewett and Jack Abbot. In it they cover the famous Evolution Championship Series, or lovingly called EVO for short. EVO is the yearly tournament for the best of the best players of any assortment of competitive fighting video games, but most famously Capcom’s classic fighter franchise Street Fighter. Now the documentary with interviews of many internet famous gamer competitors is up for view on Vimeo for free by its makers.
Sarah Doyle’s new sci-fi indie comedy short film first got internet viral recognition for being a female written and directed short film seeking funding on INDIEGOGO with support from American Film Institute. The plot takes the sci-fi idea of the multiverse and how running into better versions of yourself could really set off existential comical midlife crisis.