Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?
The Internet

Submission + - iPlayer is getting a "free ride" say UK I (

mrspin writes: A story doing the rounds in a number of UK newspapers and blogs is that ISPs are increasingly worried about the BBC's iPlayer, which, were it to catch on, could place an "unacceptable" strain on their networks. The solution, says Tiscali chief executive, Mary Turner, is for the BBC to contribute to bandwidth costs. While other ISPs are talking about implementing 'packet shaping' as a way of penalizing iPlayer traffic so as to maintain speeds across the rest of the network. This result would be that, during peak times at least, the iPlayer could become painfully slow.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

iPlayer is getting a "free ride" say UK I

Comments Filter:

Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images. -- Jean Cocteau