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Author Topic: Chicken / Observations of an Internet Middleman  (Read 1464 times)

Edvard

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Chicken / Observations of an Internet Middleman
« on: May 06, 2014, 09:50:45 PM »
Awesome pair of posts from Level 3, a firm that owns thousands of miles worth of internet wire, that confirm everything you ever suspected about the gross mismanagement of bandwidth by the biggest ISPs, and what's actually going on behind the scenes.  No names were named, but I think we can read between the lines...

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In the wake of the DC Circuit’s net neutrality ruling, there has been quite a bit of media attention around congestion on the Internet and its effects on consumers, including alleged impacts on the quality of Netflix video streams and the ability to use Amazon Web Services.  There is further speculation that this congestion could force large content distributors into cutting deals directly with Internet Service Providers (ISP) to avoid congestion the ISPs themselves are perpetuating.  While this is news du jour, it is a problem that has really been around for several years.  The problem is the game of “chicken” some last mile ISPs are playing with the Internet.



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Re: Chicken / Observations of an Internet Middleman
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 10:07:27 PM »

And right on time, here's something similar from Vox.

http://www.vox.com/2...voxsplaining-telecom