The Secret Deals That Mean You Have to Wait For YouTube to Buffer

If you ever find yourself having to wait for YouTube to buffer video — buts ads, they load just fine — then don't worry, you're not alone. In fact, it's likely you're on the receiving end of a corporate deal which limits how much you can enjoy online video. Read More >>

Why You Shouldn’t Forget About Latency

If your internet connection leaves you constantly waiting for streams to buffer, you probably love nothing more than to bitch and gripe about bandwidth. But easy there, tiger, because your issue could be a much more fundamental issue that everyone seems to have forgotten about: latency. Read More >>

Your Virgin Broadband Struggling With Streaming? Blame Unnamed ‘Third-Party Peering Network’

Many customers have found that the promised Usain Bolt-like performance of Virgin broadband has actually been distinctly James Corden-like in the real world. Over the last few weeks, some customers have been complaining that a crippled network has allegedly rendered browsing stalwarts such as streaming 240p video on YouTube an impossible, stuttering mess. Read More >>

Users Start Giving Up on Streaming Video If It Takes Two Seconds to Load

The faster the Internet gets, the less patience we all have with even the most insignificant of waits. A new study shows that a mere two second delay is enough for many people to give up and move on. Read More >>