Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Sep 2009 19:16 UTC
Internet & Networking Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, today laid out plans to enforce net neutrality upon the internet. While the FCC is a US-only entity, fact of the matter is that "control" over the internet lies within the US, so whatever the FCC decides, it will affect the rest of the world.
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It's not a technical limitation based on the last time I was working directly with DSL paired modems. We where doing a modem on each end of a security pair. Both ends could send full speed.

With cable, I also don't see a technological reason that send and receive can't run at the same maximum of the hardware potential.

With Dish.. you get a fast download through the dish but slower upload out through dsl lines so in that case, I can accept a difference in transfer rates.

The reason I've heard more often is file sharing. They like home users getting fast downloads but don't want users having fast uploads from there machines. Now, if you buy a business class subscription; fast down, fast up. I'm sure they also claim that home users having full upload transfer rates would overwhelm the network. It's politics and business strategy more than technology.

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