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iPlayer is getting a "free ride" say UK I

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 7 years ago

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mrspin (666) writes "A story doing the rounds in a number of UK newspapers and blogs is that ISPs are increasingly worried about the BBC's iPlayer, which, were it to catch on, could place an "unacceptable" strain on their networks. The solution, says Tiscali chief executive, Mary Turner, is for the BBC to contribute to bandwidth costs. While other ISPs are talking about implementing 'packet shaping' as a way of penalizing iPlayer traffic so as to maintain speeds across the rest of the network. This result would be that, during peak times at least, the iPlayer could become painfully slow."
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