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Live streaming useless - MORE BANDWIDTH!!

I'm hooked to a 15Mbps/3Mbps port of a Comcast Business Class-equipped hotel with a Windows 7 gaming computer to die for.  IT'S NOT ME.  It's not the hotel, either, because speedtest.comcast.net gives consistent results at that cap level to lots of test points across America.  I can play YouTube videos for HOURS at 1080p or higher with nary a single balk, even on this Comcast internet port so there's plenty of bandwidth and CPU on my i7 gamer machine and 8GB of RAM etc, etc, etc, is NOT THE PROBLEM.  I can move to many Comcast Business Class and ATT and some oddballs internet APs across Charleston, SC, and they all will play HDTV Youtube for hours, even at primetime!  So, I correctly deduce several possibilities why low resolution ESPN, FX movies, HBO, Showtime, and most other channels on Xfinity TV Go are USELESS, balking and locking up and switching video bandwidth from 160Kbps to "high", which has never been really "high" by HDTV standards.  I sit here watching ESPN in bandwidth so horrible it's all a fuzzy mess like looking through a screen covered in peanut butter by a toddler.  As I say USELESS!  Many times it's so bad the Xfinity software just gives up try to reconnect and reconnect and swap speeds over and over.  I can't believe there's THAT many people watching girls high school softball that Xfinity's old Atari servers cannot support the load.  ANY sports you REALLY want to see, MLB for instance or a championship basketball game comes in JUST HOSED because..........

 

THERE ISN'T ENOUGH BANDWIDTH AVAILABLE TO SEND LIVE TV AT EVEN 360p TO THE PAYING XFINITY CUSTOMERS!  WHEN IS COMCAST GOING TO UPGRADE THE PLANT TO PROVIDE THE HD VIDEO WE'RE ALL PAYING FOR CALLED "FREE" ONLINE TV?

 

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Re: Live streaming useless - MORE BANDWIDTH!!

I cannot imagine why ESPN won't play the Mets ball game, tonight on 15Mbps of Xfinitywifi bandwidth....Here's what's wrong!

firefox.exe 4008 TCP MJK-PC 54438 localhost 54439 ESTABLISHED 6,460 6,460 2 2
firefox.exe 4008 TCP MJK-PC 54439 localhost 54438 ESTABLISHED 6,460 6,460 2 2
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54501 ec2-107-22-192-15.compute-1.amazonaws.com https ESTABLISHED 16 13,061 15 1,257
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54530 gw015.lphbs.com http ESTABLISHED 25 42,492 25 5,557
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54533 a72-246-45-24.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 25 34,697 33 41,967
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54562 a23-45-65-17.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 7 12,392 7 4,144
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54563 a23-45-65-17.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 27 49,311 14,652 20,648,492
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54566 a72-246-45-75.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 8 17,790 8 3,705
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54579 ec2-52-25-100-23.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com https ESTABLISHED 3 973 3 3,374
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54581 a72-246-45-75.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54582 165.254.158.16 http ESTABLISHED 6 5,662 143 191,470
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54583 165.254.158.16 http ESTABLISHED 1 317 2 2,144
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54584 165.254.158.16 http ESTABLISHED 1 330 26 34,046
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54586 165.254.158.32 http ESTABLISHED 5 1,876 165 235,250
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54587 a72-246-45-42.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 9 3,361 81 111,109
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54588 165.254.158.32 http ESTABLISHED 2 755 62 83,294
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54589 165.254.158.32 http ESTABLISHED 1 423 3 3,632
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54590 a72-246-45-42.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 8 2,987 55 68,616
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54591 a72-246-45-42.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 7 2,583 35 42,737
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54592 a72-246-45-42.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 6 2,226 20 22,004
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54593 a72-246-45-42.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 10 3,697 125 168,334
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54594 a72-246-45-42.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 6 2,193 15 16,920
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54595 192.204.3.91 http ESTABLISHED 2 3,421 2 2,607
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54596 192.204.3.91 http ESTABLISHED 2 3,422 3 2,951
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54597 192.204.3.91 http ESTABLISHED 2 3,437 5 5,509
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54598 192.204.3.91 http ESTABLISHED 1 1,710 3 2,801
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54599 192.204.3.91 http ESTABLISHED 1 1,710 2 1,414
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54600 192.204.3.91 http ESTABLISHED 1 1,718 2 1,576
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54601 a72-246-45-42.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 7 2,606 61 80,505
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54602 a72-246-45-42.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 6 2,216 15 16,215
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54603 a72-246-45-42.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 7 2,607 62 81,340
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54604 a72-246-45-42.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 6 2,250 83 113,429
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54605 192.204.3.91 http ESTABLISHED 1 1,717 2 2,001
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54606 192.204.3.91 http ESTABLISHED 1 1,712 2 1,589
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54607 192.204.3.91 http ESTABLISHED 1 1,719 3 3,194
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54608 192.204.3.91 http ESTABLISHED 1 1,726 4 4,727
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54609 192.204.3.91 http ESTABLISHED 1 1,726 3 3,660
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54610 192.204.3.91 http ESTABLISHED 1 1,718 1 1,357
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54611 a72-246-45-51.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 2 4,140 2 863
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54612 a72-246-45-51.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 5 10,452 5 2,189
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54613 a72-246-45-51.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 5 10,452 5 2,193
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54614 a72-246-45-51.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 4 8,348 4 1,867
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54615 a72-246-45-51.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 4 8,348 4 1,751
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54616 a72-246-45-51.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 4 8,348 4 1,729
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54617 a72-246-45-51.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 3 6,244 3 1,369
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54618 a72-246-45-51.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 3 6,244 3 1,268
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54619 a72-246-45-51.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 3 6,244 3 1,298
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54620 a72-246-45-51.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 3 6,238 3 1,332
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54621 ec2-54-235-124-101.compute-1.amazonaws.com https ESTABLISHED 6 2,921 9 5,735
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54622 ec2-54-235-124-101.compute-1.amazonaws.com https ESTABLISHED 6 3,897 9 5,735
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54623 ec2-54-235-124-101.compute-1.amazonaws.com https ESTABLISHED 5 2,233 9 5,655
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54624 ec2-54-235-124-101.compute-1.amazonaws.com https ESTABLISHED 4 1,520 8 5,575
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54625 ec2-54-235-124-101.compute-1.amazonaws.com https ESTABLISHED 5 1,939 9 5,655
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54629 192.204.3.106 http ESTABLISHED 5 8,921 8 6,971
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54630 192.204.3.106 http ESTABLISHED 4 7,168 9 9,975
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54633 192.204.3.106 http ESTABLISHED 4 7,091 10 10,386
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54634 192.204.3.106 http ESTABLISHED 4 7,131 9 10,109
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54635 192.204.3.106 http ESTABLISHED 2 3,590 6 7,231
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54636 192.204.3.106 http ESTABLISHED 1 1,755 2 1,699
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54637 192.204.3.80 http ESTABLISHED 3 5,343 9 10,491
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54638 192.204.3.80 http ESTABLISHED 2 3,588 4 3,570
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54639 192.204.3.80 http ESTABLISHED 2 3,557 4 3,762
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54640 192.204.3.80 http ESTABLISHED
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54641 192.204.3.80 http ESTABLISHED 1 1,798 4 4,490
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54642 192.204.3.80 http ESTABLISHED 1 1,786 4 4,475
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54643 192.204.3.106 http ESTABLISHED
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54644 192.204.3.106 http ESTABLISHED 1 1,765 5 5,479
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54645 192.204.3.106 http ESTABLISHED
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54646 192.204.3.106 http ESTABLISHED 2 1,740
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54650 192.204.3.106 http ESTABLISHED 1 1,765 4 4,895
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54651 192.204.3.106 http ESTABLISHED 1 1,765 5 5,724
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54652 192.204.3.106 http ESTABLISHED 1 1,765 4 5,563
firefox.exe 4008 TCP mjk-pc 54658 a72-246-45-8.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http ESTABLISHED 1 1,716 3 2,984
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54626 *.112.2o7.net http TIME_WAIT 2 2,713 2 2,275
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54627 *.112.2o7.net http TIME_WAIT 1 1,377 2 1,750
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54574 a23-45-65-17.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com http TIME_WAIT 1 1,720 1 592
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54573 a23-45-65-17.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com http TIME_WAIT 1 1,720 1 592
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54665 207.223.8.218 https TIME_WAIT 3 559 6 5,730
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54664 207.223.8.218 https TIME_WAIT 3 559 6 5,730
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54661 a72-246-45-8.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http TIME_WAIT
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54660 a72-246-45-8.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http TIME_WAIT
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54659 a72-246-45-8.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http TIME_WAIT
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54654 76.96.69.84 https TIME_WAIT 5 8,411 8 5,950
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54653 192.204.3.106 http TIME_WAIT
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54649 192.204.3.106 http TIME_WAIT
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54648 192.204.3.106 http TIME_WAIT
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54647 192.204.3.106 http TIME_WAIT
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54663 207.223.8.218 https TIME_WAIT 4 1,105 7 5,903
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54632 *.112.2o7.net http TIME_WAIT
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54662 207.223.8.218 https TIME_WAIT 4 1,153 7 5,903
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54655 76.96.69.84 https TIME_WAIT 3 3,889 4 1,743
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54585 165.254.158.16 http TIME_WAIT
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54577 a72-246-45-51.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com http TIME_WAIT
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54576 a23-45-65-17.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com http TIME_WAIT
[System Process] 0 TCP mjk-pc 54575 a23-45-65-17.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com http TIME_WAIT

 

Watching the TCPview running, I've discovered why the ball game just stops and sits for up to 5 minutes before resuming....THE STUPID AKAMAI SERVERS ARE SWITCHING THE DATA STREAM AFTER YOU GET CONNECTED!!  One server stops, drops, disconnects, then there's no video data stream until the system notices it's gone, then ANOTHER server connects and runs for 3-5 MB before it drops, disconnects, and this nonsense goes on and on on Xfinity streaming TV.  ESPN isn't the only one.  Any time it just stops for 5 to 90 seconds, this is what's going on....

 

Why??