Is Net TV Slowing Broadband Speeds?

The popularity of bandwidth-heavy video content raises the issue of who should pay for network upgrades, ISPs or content providersThe massive increase in bandwidth-heavy online TV and video content being downloaded by UK broadband users has raised questions about whether current networks can cope and who should pay for any upgrades.Specifically the recent surge of interest in the BBC’s iPlayer online on-demand TV service raised this issue following a massive 3.5 million programmes being streamed or downloaded in the two weeks following its marketing launch alone.
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