Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Aug 2010 23:14 UTC
Internet & Networking Google and Verizon's joint statement on net neutrality and the internet (which apparently consists of three separate internets) wasn't particularly well-received. Google has gone into damage-control mode, defending the policy proposal in a sort of get-the-facts-like weblog post.
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Feanor
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2006-12-21

They are still limited to that area for each band. Once they deploy all of their non-overlapping bands on a tower, they can no longer increase bandwidth. If an apartment complex were to go up next to the tower when they were near capacity from residents at the neighboring complex there is no way to increase the bandwidth in the area, since spectrum is finite. For the cable company, they just lay more lines leading to the new building.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

If it's that easy for wired providers, why are my speeds no where near what europe and asia have for internet broadband?

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MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

because your provider sucks? Jut because they have no motivation to improve speeds (no competition?) doesn't mean it isn't doable.

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