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THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS Commission’s new chairman made what could be the least politically risky move of his entire tenure: He’s ending the agency’s investigations into companies for giving away free stuff. -- [wired.com...]
For example, you can stream all the Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora you want under certain T-Mobile programs without using any of your data. But in late 2015, the FCC sent four internet providers letters notifying them that the commission was looking into whether zero-rating violated its net neutrality rules. After all, favoring one network over another on your network sounds a lot like preferential treatment.
That investigation is now over, and zero-rating is here to stay.
I pay $388.80/mo for 1.5MbpsThe norm for home high speed cable in my area (big city, S. Cal) is about $55 monthly for 160Mbps. I have a business accout and pay a little more with speeds ranging from 300Mbps to 700Mbps.
I would say that it's actually a much bigger issue for cableI'm certainly no expert but all indication is that distance from source is not much of an an issue with fiber optic cable (what I use.) In fact, they make it a selling point in their TV ads.
A phrase used in the telecommunications and technology industries to describe the technologies and processes used to connect the end customer to a communications network. The last mile is often stated in terms of the "last-mile problem", because the end link between consumers and connectivity has proved to be disproportionately expensive to solve. -- [investopedia.com...]
Signal degradation and the "last-mile problem" are two different things...Thanks for explaning that ergophobe. I had assumed one was the resullt of the other. As the lines split over & over, the signal would become weaker, degraded.