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You are not alone. Here is the link to a video someone made where he is getting 235kbps while trying to play Netflix over a 75Mbps FiOS connection. It’s absurd. Watch through the video and see what happens when he connects to Netflix through a VPN, with everything else unchanged. I’ll give you a hint: Suddenly Netflix is streaming at its max rate of 3Mbps. A VPN may be your only option until Verizon either gets their act together and starts actually honoring the peering agreement that they forced Netflix to pay them for, or the FCC steps in and finally puts a stop to ISPs throttling the content that their customers actually want to access. I wouldn’t hold my breath for the later.