Who Pays For Speed?

Huber, Peter
February 2006
Forbes Asia;2/27/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p55
The article discusses issues on the plans of companies that sell bandwidth to sell fast end-to-end connections to people who will most likely buy them. Any pricing scheme set up to accommodate advertisers and not homeowners violates a cardinal Internet principle of network neutrality. Few homeowners are inclined to pay the cost of gigabit-speed Web connections as they are accustomed to free broadcasting. Businesses that sell movies and books or auction materials online will be willing to pay for high-speed delivery of their content.


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