Binge On! - And So This is Net Neutrality?
Constantine A. Murenin
mureninc at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 13:03:59 UTC 2015
On 23 November 2015 at 20:45, Mark Andrews <marka at isc.org> wrote:
> T-Mo could have just increased the data limits by the data usage
> of 7x24 standard definition video stream and achieved the same thing
> in a totally network neutral way. Instead they choose to play
> favourites with a type of technology.
1,5Mbps is 492GB/mo; that's just not realistic.
However, I think the most acceptable way out of this would be to
increase the throttling limit from 128kbps to 1,5Mbps on those plans
that offer unlimited streaming from the approved providers (e.g.,
plans that start at 65$+? incidentally, isn't that the old price of
plans with Unlimited 4G from the smartphone subsidy days?); this way,
even if the provider is not approved and the user is out of high-speed
quota, they can still stream 480p all they want.
And, as already mentioned, this should totally be doable — someone can
probably find proper references — from when they started doing
unlimited 128kbps on all plans, to now, the top speeds, spectral
efficiency and capacity of the network have probably all increased 10
fold, so, it's really time to up the ante of the 128kbps limit.
Even MVNOs like http://RokMobile.com offer unlimited 256kbps (after
the high-speed bucket) nowadays.
And http://yourKarma.com outright offers unlimited 5Mbps nationwide
for just 50 bucks per month, taking on the Clearwire legacy that
Sprint has appeared to have abandoned.
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