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Net Neutrality: 5 ISPs are holding Web speed hostage

Net Neutrality: 5 ISPs are holding Web speed hostage
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Has your Internet been spotty lately? It may not be your tech, it could be the companies providing your service.

I've been covering the Net Neutrality war from the beginning, and there have been some new developments that you need to know about.

In the fight for the future of the Internet, some companies have taken a backhanded swing at consumers. There have been allegations that five American Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have been deliberately interfering with the service.

These allegations come from Level 3, one of the largest providers of long-distance Internet connectivity in the world. Level 3 is saying that companies putting the squeeze on their consumers' bandwidth are "large Broadband consumer networks with a dominant or exclusive market share in their local market."

That's a pretty serious allegation. But there's more:

"Level 3 says its links to these customers suffer from "congestion that is permanent, has been in place for well over a year and where our peer refuses to augment capacity. They are deliberately harming the service they deliver to their paying customers. They are not allowing us to fulfill the requests their customers make for content."

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