Not being a techie, I don’t know what to make of this, whether PC World is authoritative or not or whether this writer is known for his hysteria or not. However, here it is:
The free, unrestricted internet as we know it is under threat. Britain’s leading ISPs are attempting to construct a two-tier internet, where websites and services that are willing to pay are thrust into the “fast lane”, while those that don’t are left fighting for scraps of bandwidth or even blocked outright. They’re not so much ripping up the cherished notion of net neutrality as pouring petrol over the pieces and lighting the match. The only question is: can they get away with it?
I’m well aware that the two tier net has been on the drawing board of many of them up there but how far along it is – no idea. So this post is in the nature of a request for information from you techies, on the current state of play.