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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 08:49 PM - Thread Starter
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[Mashable] These carriers are throttling online video 24/7, study says.

https://mashable.com/article/verizon...ottling-study/

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The study found that AT&T had been slowing down network traffic for Netflix and YouTube videos more than 70 percent of the time. However, the researchers did not find any throttling from AT&T when it came to Amazon Prime Video. T-Mobile, on the other hand, throttled the ecommerce giant’s video service in about half of the tests.

YouTube and Netflix traffic was slowed down by all four major U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Just one of those streaming services, Spotify, were not being throttled by any of the providers. Of the major four U.S. carriers, only Sprint was found to be throttling Skype video calls.

While policy changes in response to the demise of net neutrality are still very much an issue, it should be noted that the study found this throttling behavior was occurring even while net neutrality was in effect.
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This is why everybody should be VPN'ing traffic 24/7, or at least be using proxies like SOCKS or shadowsocks. Can't throttle what you don't know is there.

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This is why everybody should be VPN'ing traffic 24/7, or at least be using proxies like SOCKS or shadowsocks. Can't throttle what you don't know is there.
I don't think you can use a VPN for your cell phone data plan, can you?

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You can. I doubt the effectiveness of it, but I was able to access sites blocked on my carriers network with VPN.

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I don't think you can use a VPN for your cell phone data plan, can you?
Google Fi. If you enable the Advanced Network options under the Google Fi carrier settings it enables a VPN that runs constantly. Not sure if it circumvents throttling but it's a thing.

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Considering T-Mobile has the opt out binge on unlimited streaming by agreeing to being throttled I'm surprised they aren't higher.

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I don't think you can use a VPN for your cell phone data plan, can you?
Yes most VPN services have a mobile app. And some browsers like opera have a built in tunnel.

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I don't think you can use a VPN for your cell phone data plan, can you?
You most definitely can, what level though depends on your computer-fu. Normal VPN through the software interface (e.g. VPN app you would download or built in Android network manager) you will be able to route most network traffic through the VPN albeit you will need this software running in the background 24/7 which will eat up your battery and most root level processes of the Android OS will still leak and bypass your VPN; still though more than good enough to beat Youtube throttling. Now the carrier can still do things like some timing deep packet inspection to detect if you are tethering or something at the OS level and probably throttle you.

As for me, I flashed a custom Linux kernel with Wireguard support and use a Wireguard enabled VPN provider. So the entire phone even at the OS level is routed through a Wireguard VPN interface, all traffic is VPN'ed up. At one point actually I had it setup for VPN>TOR>Carrier but dropped that as it seems carriers don't like TOR traffic and will just outright bar you. Could have done VPN>TOR>VPN but that defeats the purpose of TOR and leaves you open to correlation attacks.

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