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NJHoo

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That's not exactly correct


Congestion can happen at different places, from the server where the content is hosted to the consumer.
I have AT&T Uverse service, and I pay for a certain bit rate. I have a dedicated fiber to a local AT&T switch in an office several miles away. When I do a download from Netflix, for example, it is possible that packets being downloaded can be delayed by congestion in the switch.

When I had Time Warner cable, I my service was via coax cable, which served a good number of people. The opportunity for congestion on that cable was great when everyone was streaming videos in the evening.

(In response to this post by RML Hoos)

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 2:19PM



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Help a brother out...Explain Net Neutrality to me, please ** -- shawsvegashoo 12/07/2017 11:38AM
  And this is where the hysteria comes from -- Faz d. Hoo 12/07/2017 1:02PM
  How many? -- The Hook 12/08/2017 10:59AM
  From a fairness perspective... -- The Hook 12/08/2017 1:12PM
  The thing is, the law is already in place. -- Lucius 12/07/2017 1:43PM
  It will probably not work quite that way -- Toolie92 12/07/2017 2:30PM
  Again, I have no faith. -- Lucius 12/07/2017 2:32PM
  And the flip side of that being... -- The Hook 12/08/2017 11:02AM
  With Net Neutrality -- Faz d. Hoo 12/07/2017 11:46AM
  Meaning that . . . -- RML Hoos 12/07/2017 11:57AM
  That's not exactly correct -- NJHoo 12/07/2017 2:19PM
  Uverse is a shared, not dedicated service. -- The Hook 12/08/2017 11:12AM
  That’s a pretty darned good, succinct summary. -- CDCHoo 12/07/2017 12:17PM
  With NN a provider can still throttle a user -- Faz d. Hoo 12/07/2017 12:45PM
  Regulatory guarantee ay? ** -- Hooddihsm 12/07/2017 12:36PM
  Thanks, good people on here. ** -- shawsvegashoo 12/07/2017 12:04PM

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