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09-15-2011, 09:55 PM #1
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acleans: Cell phone providers cutting data speeds & sucking power

By Jesse Brown for Macleans

A study has shown that wireless providers may be cutting data speeds in half and needlessly sucking juice from their customer’s cellphones (pdf). A team at the University of Michigan and Microsoft Research studied 107 cellphone carriers around the world using 393 volunteers who ran a diagnostic app that interrogates transmissions to track the exchanges between handsets and “middleboxes”—network hardware that stand between you and whatever it is you’re sending or receiving. Read more »
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The CIRA election vote is coming September 21-28, 2011

Did you know that Canada's Internet is democratically governed, just like the country itself? Similar to electing political representatives, Canadians can elect representatives to guide how the Internet is run in Canada. Those representatives make decisions and key recommendations on policy issues - like whether usage-based billing is implemented or if the US Government can decide who Canadians can communicate with online. Read more »


read more here at open media.ca linky
09-15-2011, 10:44 PM #2
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Quote:the most logical explanation for the reduced service—carriers are analyzing the data you send, and slowing it down in the process.

They are not doing that here yet, the government here still regards people as citizens not terrorists. I don't know how much longer that will prevail.

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09-15-2011, 11:35 PM #3
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(09-15-2011, 10:44 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
Quote:the most logical explanation for the reduced service—carriers are analyzing the data you send, and slowing it down in the process.

They are not doing that here yet, the government here still regards people as citizens not terrorists. I don't know how much longer that will prevail.
you might be right also remember now we're all guilty until proven innocentcheers.gif




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