You might have heard of net neutrality (on my blog, if you want a expression to be defined, just highlight it). This principle advocates that there should be no restriction on the Internet network. This means that an Internet provider should not reduce the access to some site.
Today, Net Neutrality is not applied... and it's completely unfair!
In France, many Internet providers reduce the debit to big streaming site like Youtube. Obviously videos on Youtube consume a lot of bandwidth. Therefore it costs money to Internet providers and a lot of them reduce their access to this site. Just run the test to see if yours does it as well.
But do you think it's fair that Orange shut down Youtube, knowing that they recently bought a competitor called Dailymotion. Worse, when Stéphane Richard (Orange CEO) was questioned about Net Neutrality during the e-G8 summit, he said: "Apple and Google don't do that... neither do we. Period."