Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Sep 2018 21:06 UTC
Internet & Networking

The largest U.S. telecom companies are slowing internet traffic to and from popular apps like YouTube and Netflix, according to new research from Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

The researchers used a smartphone app called Wehe, downloaded by about 100,000 consumers, to monitor which mobile services are being throttled when and by whom, in what likely is the single largest running study of its kind.

The opponents of net neutrality told us we could take our business elsewhere to a carrier that doesn't throttle, so the free market will work itself out.

That was sarcasm.

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True net neutrality
by Ressev on Fri 7th Sep 2018 20:40 UTC
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If there is heavy congestion on a network, throttling should be done. However, when done all traffic, regardless of where it is coming, should get throttled. The nature of such throttling would be be blind as to the source, just the amount of data pouring through at one time.

There is always a happy middle ground, sadly, politics and greed seldom allows one to find it.

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