Should companies be able to pay for low latency internet?

Posted by: TBR

Latency not bandwidth.

  • Yes

  • No

67% 2 votes
33% 1 votes
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TBR says2015-07-21T14:18:33.6436311-05:00
@xhammy - This was a poll to expand opon the internet censorship discussion in this poll. http://www.debate.org/polls/should-we-have-internet-censorship - My gripe is that these issues are messed-up in peoples minds, and given little real thought. Its not all overly technical, but when discussed, people seem to answer with emotion only.
TBR says2015-07-21T19:34:45.6623242-05:00
OK. So to the two yes votes, you are voting for allowing companies to have "internet fast lanes" potentially slowing your service. This is part of "net neutrality."
Kreakin says2015-07-21T19:38:52.3435429-05:00
Isn't lower latency requesting more data in less time therefore using more bandwidth?
TBR says2015-07-21T19:41:06.5000477-05:00
No. Start with this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_latency
Kreakin says2015-07-21T19:43:40.9268186-05:00
You are suggesting a million users with a high latency download more than a million with low latency over the same time?
Kreakin says2015-07-21T19:45:37.8786686-05:00
Ignore me I though some one else voted no...
TBR says2015-07-21T19:47:06.3121701-05:00
Bandwidth is generally not a big problem right now. When I was working in banking, the issue was not about send a lot of data, it was about sending the data we had very quickly. OK. Look. This works as a good understanding. Pinging debate.Org right now I am getting ~20ms. That is not terrible, but when I am driving a smart car that need to communicated with a central network, that number is going to have to be sub 1ms. The information being sent is NOT large. Very small, but there can be NO delay, no "lag" as little latency as possible.

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