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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RE[3]: Excellent news. - agreed
by DrillSgt on Tue 22nd Sep 2009 14:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Excellent news. - agreed"
DrillSgt
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"It's barely tolerable that my upload speed does not remotely match my download speed.

I agree with your general sentiment, but isn't this a technical characteristic of ADSL?
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While it does meet the characteristic of ADSL, it does not meet the characteristics of cable or fiber. Unless you pay much more, you will not get the ISP to make the up and down be the same. Cable is the dominant provider in the US due to the technical limitations of any DSL, mainly distance from the CO.

The providers do not want you uploading things, so they limit the bandwidth. If you have a business account, and pay much more, then you can get them the same. For residential, they just like to rake us over the coals ;)

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