The new YouTube Video Speed History feature provides damning evidence of TelstraClear’s shockingly bad performance with YouTube videos:
Your average video speed at this location from January 13, 2010 to February 11, 2010 was 1.13 Mbps.
While the world at large averages almost 3 Mbps, and New Zealand averages around 2.2, TelstraClear averages about 1.
This morning, while watching a simple movie I experienced 4 buffering pauses in the first 16 seconds, for example.
And that’s in the context of perfectly good download speeds. I have a 10Mb/s (maximum) connection, and that’s roughly what I get.
Telstra know about this problem — it’s been going on for months. They should have fixed it by now.