TITLE

Who Pays For Speed?

AUTHOR(S)
Huber, Peter
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;2/27/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
20992636

 

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