Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Sep 2007 13:37 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Internet & Networking The US Justice Department has said that internet service providers should be allowed to charge for priority traffic. The agency said it was opposed to 'network neutrality', the idea that all data on the net is treated equally. The comments put the agency at odds with companies such as Microsoft and Google, who have called for legislation to guarantee equal access to the net.
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by MNKyDeth on Fri 7th Sep 2007 18:07 UTC
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Can't wait to pay my $115 6mbps cable bill and then the extra $115 just to retain any priority on the network...

Yes, I pay $115/mo for 6mbps and it sucks. TimeWarner and AT&T in this area are both about the same price for the same speed.
Then you have 20 other countries in the world (random number) that have 50mbps or atleast 20mbps or better paying a quarter of what I pay...

I should mention that I do a lot of my work at home. And TimeWarner's connection drops 15-20 times per week and I call them everytime it happens. I just got to the point where I ask them if I can shut them off 15-20 times a week at random so they can't do their job.

And AT&T seems a lot more solid here but the throughput seems about 250kbps less although it's suppose to be the same speed. I pay for both services max speed connection just incase one goes down I can use the other. Neither service is reliable enough to use for a workplace.

Even dedicated lines like T1's around here seem to have the same uptimes and conenction issues or the cable business lines all go down and have problems like any home connection.
Cable down = 15-20 times a week
DSL down = 1-2 times a week but slower theoreticle same speed as the cable.

Edited 2007-09-07 18:17

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