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1-24-2012 @ 1:58PM
Their argument isn't so much based on piracy (although media can grasp that and it's a popular button) as it is on general bandwidth.All connections are not equal. Many companies take a 100 mbps uplink and sell 5 mbps connections to 50 people. They get away with that because, in general, nobody uses all 5mbps constantly so they can make the claim if it's the truth for four or five nines of availability.With the advent of p2p, netflix, etc., it is possible that more than 20 people can actually hit all 5mbps at once. So the ISP solution is QoS. What connections to people NEED to have going full throttle and what can we conveniently claim is normal network lag and still claim the connection is as fast as ever? Well, a netflix stream affects visual quality, a game affects playability, but p2p just kinda goes until its done, so it's the one to get shafted.Now it's also mighty convenient, and most likely is certainly one of the considerations, that the media has spun p2p as being nothing but piracy, so a complaint of p2p speeds might as well be an admission of guilt to most. Still there are reasons of logistics and not just legality.
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