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Two-speed internet on the way?

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Two-speed internet on the way?

The thin end of the wedge?  http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20101118/tuk-government-plans-two-speed-internet-45dbed5.html
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Re: Two-speed internet on the way?

Seems a bit of kite flying given that traffic is already prioritised on Plusnet and if you want it faster you go onto Pro.
Of course the complexity is in the detail - is every small ISP going to be paid for giving priority to a certain site - and how are they going to monitor it.
Why do I think he doesn't know what he is talking about  Crazy
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Re: Two-speed internet on the way?

So what does this mean for the rest of us? - They're going to slow us all back down to dial-up speeds when we've all upgraded to broadband?
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Re: Two-speed internet on the way?

It's very simple to operate. In Plusnet's case they'd just put streaming for any provider who refused to pay them in to the silver queue and leave the ones that do pay them in the Gold queue.
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Re: Two-speed internet on the way?

So in essence yes... our BB will become slower..
Wonder how this will affect mobile BB operators... my trusty dongle has been brilliant since getting it. Far superior to a fixed line service I might add.
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