Hey guys, I've been frustrated about my poor YouTube performance and was wondering if anyone here may have some insight on it. I have Verizon FiOS, which is considered to be one of the best and fastest ISPs in America. I have the 50/25 plan (50 Mbps up, 25 down), which is one of their lower end plans but still more than powerful enough to handle pretty much any internet usage. Overall the service is good, but I have a lot of trouble with YouTube. I'm using a rMBP so I always try to load videos in 1080p, but they frequently take forever to load, or buffer frequently. It's inconsistent too. Sometimes it is able to load 1080p videos in a second, but other times (especially during peak traffic times) it struggles and loads so slowly that I give up and close the video. Speed tests show consistently high speeds. Never lower than the 40's, but right now (Sunday at 10pm, peak hours) I'm trying to stream the Ultra Music Festival on YouTube and it can't play more than a couple of seconds at 720p. So I'm streaming at 480p and it has STILL stopped to buffer several times already. I mean, this is ridiculous. So who is to blame here? Is YouTube just overloaded? Does FiOS throttle YouTube? Or am I just getting bad service from FiOS and bogus speed test results? I mean, I streamed this same music festival a year ago at 720p on my parents' 20 Mbps Comcast connection with no difficulties. Do other people have trouble with YouTube like this? Or is this exclusive to me? I am in New York City so there's obviously a lot of demand for bandwidth here. Just looking for opinions and advice. Thanks!