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Notion of bandwidth spedometers for DSL, cable sparks controversy

Is the advertised high-speed Internet access you're paying for actually what you're receiving? Two weeks ago, the simple issue of whether DSL and high-speed cable providers should supply bandwidth speedometers to customers got many people talking nationwide, writes adjunct Northwestern professor James Carlini.

Since this topic was suggested, quite a bit of feedback rolled in on a DSL Repo......

Full article >>> some people who said it's took bad if you can't figure it out yourself. My reply to that comment was: "I don't need to be a master electrician to plug in a toaster. Why should I have to know all these 'techie issues' to use the network?" If everything is always so good, having a network speedometer in the upper right-hand corner would be a testament to the quality of the carrier's connection.
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Full article >>> in speed.

AT&T knows that most people don't check or don't know how to check the download and upload speed of the connection. They increase the price and the customers think they got a great deal. Most of my friends are too far from the central office to get the higher speed but AT&T doesn't tell them that!

Now that is what I'm talking about. Are you getting the upg......

Full article >>> r you see on the ad [won't look like that in reality], it's not false advertising. It's creative advertising. Yes, there was a court case on it once upon a time.

While it would be nice if they could monitor the speeds, enforce the advertised big print and make the fine print illegal, I think that professor needs to get out of the ivory tower and look at reality.

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Full article >>> hat they can't do any better? Why do they want protective legislation?

Maybe with the big merger of Lucent and Alcatel they can come up with an easy way to superimpose a network speedometer onto your PC monitor. If we are to make this the "fourth utility" and all that other rhetoric everyone likes to throw around, let's see some real deliverables in making it simple.

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Source:wistechnology.com By Jim Carlini 04/06/06


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