Google wants your Internet to be faster

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Tue Aug 10 17:03:52 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 12:49 PM, Kenny Sallee <kenny.sallee at> wrote:

> Maybe the ISP's should move this choice to the consumer.  The last mile is
> 'usually' where congestion really hits.  Why not build a portal for
> consumers to go in an choose what's important to them?  I know some MPLS VPN
> providers do something similar (have a portal businesses can use to view and

verizon-business was hot-to-trot to do this when I left (3yrs or so) I
understand it's more a reality now than then.
I also hear there is a decent competitor to BT in the UK (which I'll
say is IPPlus and be wrong about since that's swisscom I think) that
does this for consumers, something about letting the consumer choose
to always keep their pipe full, but useful to them. Apparently they
employ some dpi-type devices and have very good reviews from

> modify QoS settings).  I'd love to be able to prioritize Netflix over
> youtube or bittorrent or whatever games my kids are playing since I mainly
> use Netflix to watch movies.  But I wouldn't like the big guys dictating
> what is important to me.

so you'd like to foist the problem off to the provider
(cost/configuration) and benefit? Are you willing to pay some
incrementally higher charge per month for that service? what about for
security services? Do you think there are enough folks willing to pay
for this sort of thing that it'd make a decent business to be in?


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