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#268614 28-Mar-2020 15:52
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Anyone else affected ?
Have had problems with BBC ITV My4, last night BBC stopped twice with the message
“You don’t have enough bandwidth to play this programme”
Speed tests were 100,Mbps D/l locally, should have tested remote location now that I think of it , occasional buffering and poor quality.
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Edit:
Just tried 3 speedtests to London over WiFi on my phone , 33,22 & 23 Mbps D/l

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  #2448973 28-Mar-2020 17:21
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I would say the load on their network over there is pretty extreme right now and probably will be for quite a while, but others on here will probably answer with a lot more depth as to why.


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  #2448980 28-Mar-2020 17:35
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Yep, me too. Various overseas sites.

 

 





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  #2449036 28-Mar-2020 19:07
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Noone should be surprised by this. Traffic patterns worldwide are quite different due to the demands of remote workers and bored families.




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  #2449055 28-Mar-2020 19:38
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Excuse my lack of knowledge, does that mean regardless of download speed here if the site , eg BBC is getting hammered that would possibly be the cause ?

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  #2449069 28-Mar-2020 20:06
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Answer to above is yes. I can't stream anything anymore. Even NZ TV is freezing. Never happened before.

 

 





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  #2449071 28-Mar-2020 20:19
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Back to CD's, Blu-ray's, records and locally stored media huh?

 

Heck... maybe even FTA TV!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe...


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  #2449072 28-Mar-2020 20:23
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and if it is 7-10pm, forget it even more

 

https://company.chorus.co.nz/covid-19-chorus-network-broadband-traffic-update-7

 

We got room to burn, but this isn't just a national thing. It's global


 
 
 
 


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  #2449073 28-Mar-2020 20:28
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Brunzy: Excuse my lack of knowledge, does that mean regardless of download speed here if the site , eg BBC is getting hammered that would possibly be the cause ?

 

Absolutely. You are only as fast as the weakest link.


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  #2449079 28-Mar-2020 20:45
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Meanwhile sites with proper CDNs (plus not going via VPN/proxies, using non-ISP supplied DNS etc) seem to be coping alright. Been watching a lot of Netflix and YouTube lately and 100% fine probably due to content being supplied by nearby CDNs rather than going halfway around the globe as often happen if you use strategies to get around geoblocking. I suspect most issues people are having is for sites that don't have a AU/NZ CDN POP and/or bad routing due to using VPN/Proxies/non-ISP DNS/etc. Our domestic network is holding up pretty well giving a big advantage to content cached locally. I'm aware Netflix, YouTube and others have reduced the bitrate too which helps while other sites are still streaming higher bitrates. YMMV.


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  #2449108 28-Mar-2020 21:52
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Rikkitic:

 

Answer to above is yes. I can't stream anything anymore. Even NZ TV is freezing. Never happened before.

 

 

 

 

have you restarted all your equipment? are you using your ISP's DNS servers? how are your speedtests looking to auckland

 

if you have a reasonable connection then streaming local tv should be fine


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  #2449150 28-Mar-2020 23:29
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It should be but it went to hell this evening. I'm not sure about right now. I switched over to satellite. I usually have DNS set to DNS4ME. Maybe that had something to do with it. I didn't want to mess with it while we were trying to watch something. This has never happened before.

 

 

 

 





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  #2449465 29-Mar-2020 13:48
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Any validity in this article?

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/120628161/netflix-youtube-and-disney-plus-must-give-way-before-we-run-out-of-bandwidth

 

 

 

How hard would it be to upgrade our local backbone network?





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  #2449469 29-Mar-2020 13:53
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lchiu7:

 

Any validity in this article?

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/120628161/netflix-youtube-and-disney-plus-must-give-way-before-we-run-out-of-bandwidth

 

How hard would it be to upgrade our local backbone network?

 

 

It's not an article.

 

OPINION

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/authors/david-court


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  #2449482 29-Mar-2020 14:09
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Oblivian:

 

It's not an article.

 

 

I don't understand what you are saying: why is it not a written piece?

 

 


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  #2449491 29-Mar-2020 14:18
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Fine. Wrong word. 

 

But it's an opinion piece. Faced on a national news outlet that gets more exposure and people look past it whether we like it or not.

 

Like grabbing a post from here of someones raged feelings and making it one on stuff. Could say the PM was wrong and you can all have a raging party every night with neighbours and people would take as gospel due the site it's posted on.

 

Just answering "Any validity in this article?" by suggesting throwing caution into the wind with opinion pieces.


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