Internet Capacity, Network Traffic And Net Neutrality

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Chris Rose

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Internet Capacity, Network Traffic, Net Neutrality

Abstract

The majority of Internet traffic is exchanged directly on private lines through mutual peering agreements, and although bandwidth usage is growing by about 50% per year, content publishers have invested in services, such as Akamai to ensure online content is transmitted faster. This means some traffic is already being sent on less crowded connections, and some are cached downstream. So, what about Net Neutrality.  Is all Internet traffic really created equal, or is some traffic more equal than others?

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