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Video buffering again? It might be your ISP!

Some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) deliberately slow down users that consume video content. Learn how to stop them and get higher Internet speed again.

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Stop ISP throttling of your streaming services

Online video streaming easily wins the first spot for highest data-consumption among all major Residential ISP's. Unfortunately, some ISPs are trying to cut costs by throttling down your Internet speed when they detect higher data-consumption caused by streaming coming from your Internet account. This cause videos to become choppy with lower resolution. Luckily, using a VPN can easily solve this issue by encrypting your Internet traffic - so your streaming activity is completely hidden from your ISP!

From a Legal standpoint, ISPs have the right to slow you down!

With Net Neutrality regulations and the FCC’s dismantling of them, ISPs have gained a strong position to essentially limit your Internet speed as they see fit. MaxiVPN empowers you to overcome throttling and gain more online security, while re-establishing the speed you need to enjoy streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime in the highest possible quality.

The claim that many ISPs make for throttling is that they do this during specific times over the day to minimize network congestion. In fact, they do so to reduce the magnitude of data they must process over a certain time period. This in turn saves them the need to purchase faster equipment that is more expensive to handle the rise in traffic during peak hours.

How can I tell if my ISP is throttling my internet speed?

Simple - start any Netflix video title on a PC browser and press the following keys on the left hand side of your keyboard - CTRL+ALT+Shift+D - This will bring in the stats menu. The last line - throughput - reveals what is the current bit-rate. Netflix recommends at least 5,000kbps for HD and 25,000kbps for Ultra HD (4K). If you see lower figures, but a standard speed check shows higher figures - then your ISP might be throttling you.

You can also test YouTube in the same manner - start any video and press the right mouse key --> stats for nerds. On the right hand side you will see the maximum Connection Speed. YouTube recommends at least 5000kbps for HD and 20,000kbps for 4K streaming.


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