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Your ISP is probably ripping you off

Your ISP is probably ripping you off
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If you think your Internet connection is running slow at your home, it may not just be your imagination. A recent study found that many customers may not be getting the speeds they're paying for. According to the research, the five largest Internet service providers are actually slowing down data for thousands of customers.

The study, conducted by internet activists BattlefortheNet, looked at the results from 300,000 internet users and found significant degradations on the networks of the five largest internet service providers (ISPs), representing 75% of all wireline households across the US.

The study found that ISPs like AT&T, Verizon and Time Warner are slowing down data coming from all sorts of popular websites around the Internet. These ISPs serve around 75% of all U.S. customers. The shocking revelation comes just weeks after the FCC ruled in favor of net neutrality and said that ISPs couldn't charge websites to boost speeds.

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