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British ISPs in a Huff Over BBC iPlayer's Bandwidth Needs


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Internet service providers in the UK are reportedly upset that the BBC's new iPlayer is hogging too much bandwidth. The iPlayer, which the BBC launched in beta last month, will have a full rollout in the fall. The on-demand service allows viewers to download BBC content for free within the UK.

The release of a beta version of the BBC's new iPlayer late last month has reportedly drawn the ire of UK Internet service providers upset over the media player's bandwidth requirements and added more fuel to the fire in the net neutrality debate.

 

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Internet service providers in the UK are reportedly upset that the BBC's new iPlayer is hogging too much bandwidth. The iPlayer, which the BBC launched in beta last month, will have a full rollout in the fall. The on-demand service allows viewers to download BBC content for free within the UK.

The release of a beta version of the BBC's new iPlayer late last month has reportedly drawn the ire of UK Internet service providers upset over the media player's bandwidth requirements and added more fuel to the fire in the net neutrality debate.

 

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Not sure how things are in the UK but in much of the US highly populated areas, they actually have more bandwidth they could open up but just don't except to those willing to share out the big bucks. Countries like Japan (and some European countries) offer bandwidth starting at about 15mbps. With fiber optic being placed in many of the areas new to broadband, things should get better. It better, HD is here and will only swallow up more BW as that beast grows.

Besides, ISP's have in their contract their own 'whine laws' so that they can bitch about things and charge more for the same service. :D

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