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    Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

    This is a discussion on Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Is it just me or is everyone having trouble with youtube... I have to wait like 3 mins before it ...

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      Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      Is it just me or is everyone having trouble with youtube... I have to wait like 3 mins before it starts buffering and even after that its stop start every 20 secs...Isnt fibre supposed to be the bees knees... my old ADSL never had a buffering issue like this.
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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      Its same today for me, Im not fibre though

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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      all fine here on 40Mb fibre. watch the man of steel trailer on youtube @ 1080p without any issues
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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      Seems its sorted itself out...no issues watching that either weird
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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      Youtube is frequently problematic for me on my fibre connection as are other video streaming services :P . However my bittorrent speeds are fine and hulu is always great.

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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      Should this happen again, and just in case it is a sign the the backhaul is under pressure, could I suggest a few other checks to see if it is just YouTube which is struggling?

      The issue could well be limited to a select group of exchanges.
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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      Hi all

      I have this same issue, is there a fix at all? Was going to upgrade to pro but this is putting me off

      Thanks

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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      Have this problem when using an anonymous proxy.
      Usually fine otherwise.
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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      For info, Sky use Google caching services, which means they've got Google in to put a rack or two of their kit in Sky datacenters which is used to cache stuff like youtube content, Google play store etc closer to the users. This saves on Sky's bandwidth costs and keeps content snappy for broadband customers. There could have been an issue with this caching/peering system.

      An example of a Sky google cache host dns name: host204-rangeA-google-ggc.cdn.bllon.isp.sky.com

      https://peering.google.com/about/ggc.html

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      Re: Youtube buffering issues for fibre 40mb

      Yeah this has been happening to me for a week or so on fibre pro. The video never starts, other sites are OK. You used to be able to see the buffer line increase, now it just sits there. Not too bothered though as youtube is pretty sh*te now anyway with all the ads.

     

     
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