Telstra got the kick up the arse they deserved!

Back on May 10th I exposed Telstra/Bigpond’s very poor Youtube bandwidth and how 1/3 of all Australia’s households using Telstra were having their Youtube bandwidth effectively throttled in some way compared to every other ISP in Australia.

The blog got lots of coverage and as a result Telstra contacted me (unofficially) the next day and said it would be fixed within hours.
This is of course after them being aware of it for a long time and really just not giving a shit because no one shouted loud enough.

It turned out to be Telstra’s peering arrangements with Google/Youtube that meant all Youtube traffic was being streamed from overseas instead of Google’s local host here in Australia
Can you imagine the international bandwidth this was hogging?!



Notice the step change in Teltra’s average a few days after them being exposed.

See the full res images here:

Some times the only thing that works is to kick someone up the arse publicly!

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