France Telecom, Free to Google YouTube: You're Blocked Unless you Pay: DSL Prime's Dave Burstein "Free’s customers are the hardest hit, presumably because they are growing the fastest. Xavier Niel confirms the problems "pipes between Google and [us] are full at certain times, and each pushes the responsibility to add pipes. This is a classic problem [that] happens everywhere, but more often with Google." If Google continues to refuse to pay, the problem will get much worse as traffic grows... I believe Free’s network is neither tired nor slow, but appears that way because of the artificial problem at the connection edge. Google is counting on public protest to force them to stand down. ARCEP, the regulator, and several legislators are jumping in. Free is adding the most customers and hence has higher traffic growth and the most problems."
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