capping service for major downloaders to preseve quality of service for other users when the ISP backbone has limited bandwidth is not what net neutrality is about.
Capping the service of 'abusive down loaders' make sure that whilst my torrent runs 247 taking up constant bandwidth it doesn't negatively affect the five minute sporadic download habits of my casual browsing neighbour, it's ensuring that everyone who pays for the service and pays equally for the service, gets equal usage out of that service.
I wrote a long explanation for what net neutrality actually was in the obama vs mcain thread.
Originally Posted by Äß§ý∩†H♠HäŽ€
Not to mention all the caps there putting in. I think by 2009 caps will pretty much be a industry standard. It will end up being metered just like you electric gets metered and you'll pay by usage.
I'm sure there are lots of sites that can't currently take advantage of the full speed available on say a FIOS connection. Can you download at 20Mbps on the PSN network?
And for the one's that point out Obama is for net neutrality, I think we have some bigger problems around here than a god damn web page loading faster than another one. That pretty low on the priority list.
A capped service would be a good idea.
that way your causal browsers literally just pay for what they use, your heavy downloaders pay for what they use.
companies will charge realistic prices. and the ISPs get the cash and influence to actually upgrade their network and put in better infrastructure.
the biggest problem at the moment are the £10 a month 8Mb unlimited unmetered internet packages. they suggest that I can max out my line 24*7 and in reality the companies offering these packages just don't have the infrastructure to deliver that promise to all their customers.
metering/capping surely is the only way forward.
most sites will take full advantange of their line speeds. don't forget, whilst I connect to a site and download at say 50bkps there may be hundreds of other people connecting as well. the reason that you can't see the 20MB to yourself is because that bandwidth is contended between other users.
and lastly... you might not care whether one site gets preferential treatment to another, but the businesses behind those sites do.
if CF took ten minutes to load every page I'd just stop coming here, I'd find another forum to post on, and this site would loose the ad views from my browsing.
if enough people leave the site goes under.
and no site, anywhere, ever is good enough to wait ten minute for pages to load.
congratulations for actually understanding what net neutrality is actually about though.