Why YouTube has abandoned users with a slow internet connection

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A few years ago, I was sitting here with the same old slow connection I got now.  I wanted to watch a youtube video. So naturally I went to youtube, and opened the video I wanted to watch. I noticed my connection wasn’t good enough to stream it in 480p as I watched it, so I paused the video and went to do something else. When I got back, the video was fully loaded and ready to be watched.

I can’t do that anymore.

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