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The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said on Thursday he will recommend that Comcast Corp be punished for violating agency principles that guarantee customers open access to the Internet, The Associated Press reported.
Comcast has denied it blocks individual traffic and said the use of network management is essential to avoid congestion and impairment of online video applications like Veoh or voice-over-Internet Protocol services like Vonage.
Which is exactly the reason this action is justified. ISP's should not be allowed to decide who gets the bandwidth.
Personally, I don't think any of it matters because most of the video servers get so overloaded these days it's nearly unwatchable at times. Mostly I click pause and come back once the entire video has downloaded just to avoid the annoyance factor.
Where I am, we have 20GB limit per month, and 7$ for every extra GB.
Just surfing the web (email/forums/info sites) and listening to some online radio gets to 16-18GB per month. (so you can forget HD/live movies... where you use 20GB per day)
incrediBILL the option there of course is to provided a tiered pricing scheme or throttling connections after they go over X amount bandwidth each month.
Comcast already has a tiered pricing scheme in place.
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