Re: Related update
Yes I agree with Jonothan's statements. Prioritization is a cold hard reality on all broadband, internet, and communications networks. It has been in service for as long as I have been working in the industry, and will continue to be. Just as Jonothan points out, Businesses have access to a much wider range of Broadband Network providers versus homes, and Businesses get much better quality of service because they are paying extra for it too. We pay for Cable/IPTV video services, more than double what we pay for broadband in most cases, and that is delivered with prioritized quality of service. We pay for Mobile and Fixed Voice service from the Mobile and Fixed network providers, and that is connected and managed with prioritized dedicated quality of service as well, and we pay as much for that as we do for broadband in most cases, using a tiny fraction of the network bandwidth to talk! Broadband networks, up until now, have not had the optional technology enabled to set up quality of service paths across network providers to application servers and other consumers end points. Now with the latest versions of international Mobile 3GPP standards, we do have that option, across all networks, Cable, Telco (DSL/Fiber) and Mobile. This means that broadcast channels and individual user sessions may be set up end to end on demand. This means that new ways (commercially and technically) of subscribing to cable "channels" and users content may be brought to the market. If the US Government, or any government for that matter, blocks the commercial agreements from even having any opportunity to be made over web site (interenet) connections to Consumers, then it will effectively eliminate any incentive for any broadband providers to change their Closed Walled Garden ANTI-Competitive ways. The networks need to be more open to options, commercial and technical, options that allow for more competitors ... like this website (InformationWeek) to gain access to onDemand high speed quality bandwidth for things like Video to be delivered with consumer satisfaction.