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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

BT and BBC saga rumbles on...

I haven't commented on the BT threat to content providers and their throttling of iPlayer to under 800kbps, in part because its such a non-story - its what most ISPs have been donig for years. I am posting the comments in El Reg on the claim that the problem is BT Wholesale backhaul costs - and the middle mile is indeed the problem.

Shock, horror - prior to the E-Comms review in the European Parliament, Ofcom won't do anything, in fact some of the seniors there rather approve of ISPs throttling content providers until the pips squeak (or wallets open). Wonder what the Tories think? It'll be their problem.

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