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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by Fergy on Sun 9th Sep 2018 19:22 UTC
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Integrate paying for bandwidth and latency in to the internet. Let the routing of the internet take cost, bandwidth and latency into account.
People who pay more get more bandwidth or a better latency. Think of it like a bandwidth/latency auction.
Bonus: you can easily pay for websites instead of ads.

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