Your forum username:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Welcome to Sky User - The Unofficial Support Forum for everything Sky! - Proudly helping over 65k members.


    Advertisement

    Results 1 to 7 of 7

    Net neutrality - the beginning of the end?

    This is a discussion on Net neutrality - the beginning of the end? within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; BBC News - Netflix pays AT&T to ensure streaming quality The streaming video service Netflix has agreed to pay US ...

    1. #1
      gymno's Avatar
      gymno Guest
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP:
      Router:
      Sky TV:

      Net neutrality - the beginning of the end?

      BBC News - Netflix pays AT&T to ensure streaming quality
      The streaming video service Netflix has agreed to pay US telecoms giant AT&T to ensure its content is delivered to users smoothly.

      AT&T, which reached the agreement in May, said: "We're now beginning to turn up the connections, a process that should be complete in the coming days."

      Netflix has already reached similar agreements with Verizon and Comcast.

      But the streaming service is opposed to paying the fees to broadband providers, amid a debate over "net neutrality".

      Net neutrality is the principle that all data on the internet should be treated equally.

      Verizon earlier this year challenged the US telecoms regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in court and won, paving the way for US internet service providers (ISPs) to start charging fees to carry bandwidth-hungry data such as movies and TV shows on its networks.

      In March, Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings hit out against ISPs such as Verizon for demanding a fee to maintain video quality. But Netflix has agreed to pay them to establish a direct connection to its network to ensure content is delivered to users' homes.

      Earlier this month, the FCC was deluged with submissions in a public consultation - receiving more than 780,000 comments - about internet providers' right to charge other firms for "fast-lane" data delivery before the regulator passes new rules on the issue in September.

      Netflix has been expanding across Europe and recently said it now had 50 million users in more than 40 countries.


    2. Advertisement
    3. #2
      Scubbie's Avatar
      Scubbie is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Other ISP
      Router: Non-Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Location
      Near Portsmouth
      Posts
      28,242
      Thanks
      848
      Thanked 2,240 Times in 2,103 Posts

      Re: Net neutrality - the beginning of the end?

      Thankfully the EU has already made such action illegal over here.

      Net Neutrality hs to remain in place, unless we leave the EU that is.

      PlusNet Fibre since Jan 2021
      Previously Sky Fibre & Sky BB since 2010.

    4. #3
      gymno's Avatar
      gymno Guest
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP:
      Router:
      Sky TV:

      Re: Net neutrality - the beginning of the end?

      True, but didn't the EU also say recently that data retention (snooping) was in breach of fundamental human rights?

      I just think that when america does something like this, there's a certain inevitability there regarding the uk.
      I hope i'm wrong.

    5. #4
      Scubbie's Avatar
      Scubbie is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Other ISP
      Router: Non-Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Location
      Near Portsmouth
      Posts
      28,242
      Thanks
      848
      Thanked 2,240 Times in 2,103 Posts

      Re: Net neutrality - the beginning of the end?

      Yeah right. As if the UK gov & GCHQ are going to keep to that.

      Personally I am of the opinion that the only reason that someone will keep any data is because they intend to use it. Whether they use it for good or evil is open to debate, but use it they will.

      PlusNet Fibre since Jan 2021
      Previously Sky Fibre & Sky BB since 2010.

    6. #5
      gymno's Avatar
      gymno Guest
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP:
      Router:
      Sky TV:

      Re: Net neutrality - the beginning of the end?

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Yeah right. As if the UK gov & GCHQ are going to keep to that.

      Personally I am of the opinion that the only reason that someone will keep any data is because they intend to use it. Whether they use it for good or evil is open to debate, but use it they will.
      Erm, well they're not are they?

      I thought the recent EU ruling was the reason behind our government rushing this through in 3 days:
      BBC News - Emergency phone and internet data laws to be passed
      That was two fingers up to brussels there wasn't it?

      Forgive me, i don't know the technical definition of 'ruling' or 'in breach' etc.

    7. #6
      Scubbie's Avatar
      Scubbie is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Other ISP
      Router: Non-Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Location
      Near Portsmouth
      Posts
      28,242
      Thanks
      848
      Thanked 2,240 Times in 2,103 Posts

      Re: Net neutrality - the beginning of the end?

      Quote from that article to support the Government's argument:

      Mr Cameron said: "We face real and credible threats to our security from serious and organised crime, from the activity of paedophiles, from the collapse of Syria, the growth of Isis in Iraq and al Shabab in East Africa.
      Perhaps we should add "This Government doesn't give two hoots about the privacy of the Citizens of the UK and we want to know everything about you, your friends, your work, your life, just because we can".

      As far as the EU is concerned, all of this is in breech of our right to privacy. It won't be long before those behind this, which includes people from all three of the main parties, will be facing a public vote. Perhaps they should be worried as they have opened the gates to allow someone else in.

      PlusNet Fibre since Jan 2021
      Previously Sky Fibre & Sky BB since 2010.

    8. #7
      gymno's Avatar
      gymno Guest
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP:
      Router:
      Sky TV:

      Re: Net neutrality - the beginning of the end?

      So does brussels see the uk as a bit of a rogue state now?
      LOL.

     

     

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    SkyUser - Copyright © 2006-2020. SatDish and NewsreadeR | SkyUser is in no way affiliated with Sky Broadband / BSkyB
    RIPA NOTICE: NO CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR INTERCEPTION OF PAGE TRANSMISSION