Death of Decent Australian Broadband
Aynway, there are some good technical reasons
why twisted pair-based broadband access tends
to work better with assymetric speeds. There is
a strong component of crosstalk close at the CO,
where the cable bundle is thicker. At this point
the upstream signal is relatively weaker than
the downstream. As you move closer to the customer,
you have the opposite effect, but with an important
distinction - there are fewer signals travelling
over the same cable.
There is absolutely no technical reason for the upload bandwidth to be so limited, but it is. And of course that means makes things file sharing harder.
That's not to say that most of your argument
is ok, though. But as goes by the saying, "dont explain
by malice what can be adequately explained by
stupidity". I don't think that there is a hidden agenda
to justify assymetric services; the fact is that they
just don't get it.