[LINK] NBN Co's 'Netflix tax' slammed as push to protect net neutrality grows
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Thu Jul 4 06:05:20 AEST 2019
As a matter of interest, can traffic categorisation work if the end users
are using encrypted VPN connections?
On Wed, 3 Jul 2019 at 23:06, Andy Farkas <andyf at andyit.com.au> wrote:
> On 03/07/2019 14:34, Paul Brooks wrote:
> > The kickoff article is at
> > https://www.itnews.com.au/news/nbn-co-floats-its-own-netflix-tax-527507,
> after the
> > question in the NBN confidential discussion paper ...
> "Confidential". Yep, need to keep secret how our glorious NBN is being
> The people do not need to know.
> > ,,, at this stage we really don't
> > know what they might have been thinking ...
> "We've spent Fifty One BILLION dollars (and then some!) upgrading the
> copper network to be slightly faster. How can we get the money back?"
> > ... if it would result in increased charges, its a non-starter.
> Wishful thinking, Paul.
> > I'm not sure the Network Neutrality argument applies, since presumably
> whatever 'price
> > response' mechanism would apply to all video streaming equally, but it
> certainly has
> > gotten 'buzzword bingo' journos buzzing.
> It's all about net neutrality. You imply it yourself - "all video
> streaming" is
> segregating network traffic. Why should NBN care what traffic is on their
> network? Surely it can handle the exponentially increasing data that was
> predicted to occur decades ago? Oh, wait...
> NBN peeking into our packets is wrong. That what RSP's are for.
> Will electricity companies have a different rate for power used to run your
> TV? Fridge, stove, lights... basic rate. Aircons - ooooh, a luxury item!
> There was a vision for Australian internet. The people didn't want it. We
> get what we deserve. Thank you Mr. Trumble.
> PS. Now I'm even more depressed....
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