BT service could pave the way for two-tier web

New service will enable companies to charge content owners for better quality videos but has sparked complaints over principle of all web traffic being treated equallyBT is starting to sell a new service that is likely to prove controversial because it gives broadband providers the tools to create a two-tier internet, where some video content would reach consumers in a better condition than other material.The service devised by BT’s wholesale unit gives broadband providers the opportunity to charge content owners for high quality distribution of their video products to consumers.To read this report in The Financial Times (registration may be required), see:

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