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    Does Sky really block Youtube here?

    This is a discussion on Does Sky really block Youtube here? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Every single day I find myself blocked from YouTube from about 6pm to about half 11pm (can't even get the ...

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      Does Sky really block Youtube here?

      Every single day I find myself blocked from YouTube from about 6pm to about half 11pm (can't even get the page to load to read comments). Nothing about this in their terms btw. Should I get in contact with Ofcom?


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      Re: Does Sky really block Youtube here?

      It's probably traffic shaping as you are on Connect.




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      Re: Does Sky really block Youtube here?

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      It's probably traffic shaping as you are on Connect.
      It's just weird how every other video sharing site works though. Could they be actually blocking YouTube because it's so popular? I've tried the other vid sharing sites and they work 24/7.

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      Re: Does Sky really block Youtube here?

      I would hazard a guess and say it is because YouTube has the potential to allow the most bandwidth to be used during peak times.

      I don't think it is blocked per se but severely rate limited on the Connect broadband service. If you could watch the video or even read the comments it wouldn't be too bad I guess.




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      Re: Does Sky really block Youtube here?

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      I would hazard a guess and say it is because YouTube has the potential to allow the most bandwidth to be used during peak times.

      I don't think it is blocked per se but severely rate limited on the Connect broadband service. If you could watch the video or even read the comments it wouldn't be too bad I guess.
      Are they allowed to specifically target certain sites though? And the videos don't work. Period. So they must be trottling me down to 0kbs (so is that not really blocking? hmmm)

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      Re: Does Sky really block Youtube here?

      Sky Connect is way over capacity and during peak hours it can be slower than the old dial up, the opnly option is to move ISP.

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      Re: Does Sky really block Youtube here?

      You should really try reading some other posts on Connect, this one in particular. -
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      Re: Does Sky really block Youtube here?

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      Sky Connect is way over capacity and during peak hours it can be slower than the old dial up, the opnly option is to move ISP.
      Then every other site should be just as unusable but every other site appears to work fine 24/7 except for YouTube. So this rules out "over capacity"

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      Re: Does Sky really block Youtube here?

      Run an official BT speedtest at various times of the day and night, this will give you a log of the speeds and the times that you are struggling.

      Sky Connect is pants for streaming, gaming and downloading during peak hours, nothing you say or do will change this. Read some of the other threads, there are 1000's of posts concerning this, unless you think they are all wrong too.

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      Re: Does Sky really block Youtube here?

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      Run an official BT speedtest at various times of the day and night, this will give you a log of the speeds and the times that you are struggling.

      Sky Connect is pants for streaming, gaming and downloading during peak hours, nothing you say or do will change this. Read some of the other threads, there are 1000's of posts concerning this, unless you think they are all wrong too.
      Who said you were wrong? I'm just saying they target certain sites more than others (in this case YouTube and prolly cos of it's extreme popularity).

     

     
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