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Old Mar 28th, 2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Rogers admits to throttling World of Warcraft

Oops: major Canadian ISP admits throttling World of Warcraft

Makes you wonder what else they've done *by mistake*.
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Old Mar 28th, 2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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Yep, noticed this at least 6+ months ago. Wasn't sure what the issue was. I saw this post on Blizzard's official forums a few days ago.
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Old Mar 28th, 2011, 04:32 PM   #3
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its not the only thing they are throttling.

me thinks they are throttling other apps/services, like Netflix and Apple TV 2.
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Old Mar 28th, 2011, 04:34 PM   #4
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its not the only thing they are throttling.

me thinks they are throttling other apps/services, like Netflix and Apple TV 2.
solution : throw Rogers more money. LOL
so what can we do about it? threaten with prorated credits? try to ask for a discount on your next bill?
we should all ask for it.
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I was noticing that Netflix does take ages to load up anything. Last I used it was back when I lived in Burlington and had Cogeco. The bandwidth and speed there was the same as the rogers package I have now. I didn't think it was throttling till I read this. I assumed it was just that the service had more demand put apon it now that its been out for a few months. Nasty nasty Rogers!
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Old Mar 29th, 2011, 07:43 AM   #6
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Wow. Seriously well done Rogers!!!!

Anything to kill WOW I fully support. Gotta send a letter t them saying to keep it up. Seriously!

However though....just block WOW games.....not Netflix.
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It seems that Netflix is trying to reduce bandwidth themselves as well. I got this email this morning:
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Old Mar 29th, 2011, 10:12 AM   #8
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Wow. Seriously well done Rogers!!!!

Anything to kill WOW I fully support. Gotta send a letter t them saying to keep it up. Seriously!

However though....just block WOW games.....not Netflix.
i do not play net games. but i am shocked at your post.
if we are paying for service - then we should be able to do what we want..
almost - just not kiddie porn, spam and scams..

It is not fair for them to throttle if we are paying and in good standing..
its like renting a car and saying you can use the car but not on the hiway
please take side streets to get to your holiday destination.
my 2 cents.
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It seems that Netflix is trying to reduce bandwidth themselves as well. I got this email this morning:
Well to let you know, NetFlix is telling half truths. You cannot reduce file size of movie without affecting movie quality. You will notice they mention "Video Quality", so I think the sound took the hit in quality. One of the 2 had to give.

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Well to let you know, NetFlix is telling half truths. You cannot reduce file size of movie without affecting movie quality. You will notice they mention "Video Quality", so I think the sound took the hit in quality. One of the 2 had to give.
Even removing the audio 100% wouldn't reduce the size that much. The video quality is going to suffer without a doubt, but it's a knee jerk reaction to the ISP's with bandwidth caps and throttling and the like. If anyone is able to get in the large ISP's faces about this whole practice it's Netflix!

Rogers was starting to get very very terrible with throttling 4 years ago when I last used them. They were throttling ALL encrypted traffic which made it mostly unusable to me. Things like VPN, sftp and even https based web sites were horrible slow, in the case of doing things like VNC over a VPN completely unusable. Taking 10+ seconds for a screen to refresh with a VNC connection is ridiculous. When I called to complain at first they denied it was a problem and blamed it on my computer(s) (ya ok, whatever) -- until I hooked up my whole network to my cell phone's 3G and suddenly it didn't suck anymore ... then they agreed to escalate to higher levels. It got escalated to tier 2 and then finally tier 3 they finally admitted that throttling was happening on anything that was encrypted but that it was "beyond their control" to do anything about it and it was for the "good of the network". I ended up cancelling my service with them. I got no refunds, no apologies, not even a thank you for your business.
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