Broadband providers argue that with the increase of IP video and voice distribution on their networks their infrastructure is or will soon be overburdened, thus a tiered network needs to be put in place. But in truth, all these networks really need to do is update their systems to be on par with advanced networks like South Korea’s broadband convergence network (BcN) where customers are getting Internet connection speeds at 50-100 megabits per second (Mbps).
Sounds to me that broadband providers are looking for an easy out and another way to charge consumers more for mediocre services. Thankfully, though, there’s already legislation being introduced to guarantee net neutrality – lets hope it passes.
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