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Busted: So this is why your Netflix videos look terrible!

Online streaming video is one of the best things about the Internet, but high-quality video uses a lot of data. On its own, streaming giant Netflix is responsible for more than a third of the Internet's total traffic.

It gets even trickier when you're talking about watching video over cellular networks. While cellular network speed has increased to the point where it can stream high-quality video, cellular carriers aren't too happy about the strain that video puts on their networks.

That's one reason T-Mobile started its Binge-On service. This deal lets customers watch as much video as they want from select services without it counting against their data limit. The trade-off is that T-Mobile drops the video quality from high definition to standard definition.

Customers get their video and T-Mobile's network doesn't get overwhelmed. While there has been some grumbling about Binge-On, T-Mobile customers generally love it.

However, the scuffle about mobile video quality on T-Mobile caused some customers to question the Netflix quality they were getting over the Verizon and AT&T cellular networks. And it turns out that the video quality is much worse than it should be.

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