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    News - Culture minister backs dual speed net

    Government plan could spell the end for net neutrality.
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    Re: News - Culture minister backs dual speed net

    Depends how its done, I suppose.

    Most likely it will end up being "Hi, we notice a lot of our users visit your content heavy website, please pay us money or we lower the priority of traffic to your sites"

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    Re: News - Culture minister backs dual speed net

    For consumers, we already have throttling so better transparency will mean we can raise a middle finger to bad isp's and switch to a better one.

    I hope all content providers will just ignore this. Can you image how many people would leave their isp because they slowed down access to iplayer for example so much it didn't work! Demand for high bandwidth content is too widespread and they'll piss too many people off if they cripple youtube and friends.

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    Re: News - Culture minister backs dual speed net

    Capitalism should really fix this. No doubt Be and O2 will jump around and say "we don't believe in cheating our customers out of their bandwidth", and everybody with half a brain will move to them.

    Whether we'll see a cartel response remains to be seen.

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    Re: News - Culture minister backs dual speed net

    Quote Originally Posted by BobF64 View Post
    Depends how its done, I suppose.

    Most likely it will end up being "Hi, we notice a lot of our users visit your content heavy website, please pay us money or we lower the priority of traffic to your sites"
    Then the site names the shady ISP, their customers leave to find a new one in order to get the content they want.

    Hopefully that's not wishful thinking

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    Re: News - Culture minister backs dual speed net

    If the site names the shady ISP, the site gets blocked so no-one knows, of course

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    Re: News - Culture minister backs dual speed net

    So much for the powers that be creating and maintaining an equal world. They will do anything to make a quick quid out of us Joe/Jane public.
    "If you don't live for something, you die for nothing"

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    Re: News - Culture minister backs dual speed net

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Capitalism should really fix this.
    Capitalism is what broke it, what makes you think it'll fix it? That flies in the face of all manner of sense.

    It's like repeatedly hitting a mug with a hammer in an attempt to fix it.
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    Re: News - Culture minister backs dual speed net

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Capitalism is what broke it, what makes you think it'll fix it? That flies in the face of all manner of sense.

    It's like repeatedly hitting a mug with a hammer in an attempt to fix it.
    I should probably have highlighted the word "should"...

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    Re: News - Culture minister backs dual speed net

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Capitalism should really fix this. No doubt Be and O2 will jump around and say "we don't believe in cheating our customers out of their bandwidth", and everybody with half a brain will move to them.

    Whether we'll see a cartel response remains to be seen.
    It always ends up in a cartel so no reason to believe it won't this time.

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