ISP’s in speed slowing deal

The UK’s main internet service providers (ISP) including BT, O2, Sky, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone, have signed an agreement, which amounts to a new code of practice compiled by the Broadband Stakeholders Group.

The idea is to ensure that the UK broadband network is in good order, but this may mean that there could be restrictions placed on the connection speeds, in other words this could pave the way for a two-tier system, it just keeps coming back doesn’t it!

According to Antony Walker, the chief executive of the Broadband Stakeholder Group, “There has been more heat than light in the debate about traffic management over recent years,” he added, “This commitment to provide clear and comparable information in a common format is very important.”

“It will not only help to ensure consumers are better informed about the services they buy and use, but will also provide a clearer picture for policy makers of the way in which traffic management is actually used in the UK market.”

This plan will be brought into practice during 2011 and with final adjustments during 2012 before the plans is brought in fully across the board.

Source [IT Pro]