Arising Limitations

For years, national ISPs have been offering customers more and more service for the same price. They have been doing so without increasing the underlying infrastructure. They were able to do this because the average user of their broadband services would only use a small fraction of what was available. However, this is now catching up with the national ISPs with the sudden rise in popularity of video on demand services and other high bandwith activities for normal customers.

AT&T experiments with data limits to curb 'bandwidth hogs'

AT&T will limit downloads to 20 gigabytes per month for users of their slowest DSL service, at 768 kilobits per second. The limit increases with the speed of the plan, up to 150 gigabytes per month at the 10 megabits-per-second level.

Comcast Usage Caps are Bewildering

Comcast has huge pipes, but it doesn't really want people to use them. It's a funny thing, notes MultiMedia Intelligence, a research firm, that Comcast is beefing up its service while simultaneously limiting people's use of its network.

Australia ISPs Call Net Filtering Plan 'Ridiculous'

Malone's main purpose was to provide the Government with "hard numbers" demonstrating "how stupid it is" - specifically that the filtering system would not work, would be patently simple to bypass, would not filter peer-to-peer traffic and would significantly degrade network speeds.

related: Australia's $89 Million Useless Porn Filter

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