With the recent blockage of youtube.com, which has thus far last nearly two weeks, many of the residents and visitors of Turkey have been unable to access this very popular site. Thankfully, administrators at freeproxies.org were able to handle the massive influx of Turkish visitors looking to access youtube.com any way that they could.
In just one short week, access to youtube.com from Turkish visitors has more than doubled our total traffic and more than tripled our total bandwidth usage. Whereas youtube support typically peaks our usage at about 150 megabits per second, in recent days it has been using over 800 megabits per second. Luckily our servers and our service provider have been up to the task to ramp up our service very quickly. This, combined with spare capacity we had on hand to deal with such an event, have led to the site running more or less as expected, despite serving over 25 youtube videos per second during peak hours.
As others have reported, censorship on the internet is not possible the same way it had been with older forms of media. Thanks to proxy sites like beatfiltering.com and vtunnel.com, and proxy lists like freeproxies.org and proxy.org, web visitors can quickly circumvent any attempted blockages with ease. With google having recently removed the videos that caused Turkey to decide to block youtube in the first place, it is expected that access to the site will be restored soon. In the likely case that Turkey or another country decides to block access to this or another site again, freeproxies will be here to help those affected.
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