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Topic # 150026 8-Jul-2014 22:34
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Obviously US ISP's will prioritize local bandwidth over overseas bandwidth, so can we expect that our internet experience will be downgraded once more ISPs shape traffic in the US?
Does this now mean countries like NZ will be held hostage to the US ISP's? Will unshaped access to the US now cost more or do we have contracts that guarantee unrestricted traffic flow?

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  Reply # 1084486 8-Jul-2014 23:09
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I guess you'll find out when your stream from netflix starts cutting out randomly.

The only thing I will say is that it depends if your traffic is being routed with access point(stuff like Slingshot's Global mode) or through your VPN (US IP obviously)

You can also follow me on twitter here @kiwifortw I do twitch streams every now and then at :)

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  Reply # 1085788 9-Jul-2014 15:14
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There's a revolving door between the FCC and the big telco's, crony capitalism at it's worst so yes laws coming out will be slanted in favour of the telco's over there.

Netflix though do a good job of peering, interconnection and publicly shaming ISP's that are not delivering decent speed for their customers, so there is hope.

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  Reply # 1085831 9-Jul-2014 16:06
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This will just increase piracy
I.E. The slow internet will mean more people will get VPNs / proxies, thus pirating content that is geo blocked. The movie studios will be up in arms again, again :)

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  Reply # 1085834 9-Jul-2014 16:07
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