ISPs slow internet service on purpose2015-06-25 10:14 by Daniela
A recent ISP speed report has shown that the internet providers don't actually provide the speeds that their customers are paying for.
The study, run by internet activists BattlefortheNet, followed the results from 300,000 internet users and found significant degradations on the networks of the five largest internet service providers (ISPs) - AT&T, CenturyLink, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon. They represent 75% of all wireline households across the US.
"Large ISPs have degraded the performance of their customers' traffic as a tactic to convince content and application providers to pay added 'tolls' to deliver content that internet users have already requested and paid for," the group's website says.
In a nutshell, the CDNs and ISPs, mutually working together, are degrading speeds where they connect, for some reason.
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